The Cramps - TV set

From Memphis to Muscle Shoals: The End

Episode 36

Episode date - July 7, 2017

How Music Changed

    I SO hate to end this series, as, for Heidy and I, it has been one of the most fun and informative topics for both of us. When we start these things, we do not usually know what we are getting into, but this set of shows has been incredibly entertaining and informative for us, meaning that we probably learned more in the course of this series than you did! Better yet, we loved it every step of the way, so it is with regret that we end it here, but true to form, it ends with a bang, and in a very unpredictable manner.

    Almost every show in this series revolved around American and Fame Studios, but we end this series by focusing on a tiny satellite studio in Memphis that somehow developed a legacy that equaled its predecessors.

    Initially, Ardent Studios was little more than a place for local businesses to record radio ads, but over time its role in the legacy of Memphis music increased exponentially. Our last show in this series is dedicated to the incredibly diverse music that came from Ardent. Our wish, then, is hoping that you enjoyed this series as much as we did. Featured songs include;

    September Gurls – Big Star

    I’m In Love with a Girl – Big Star

    You and Your Sister – Chris Bell

    Thank You Friends – Big Star

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    Orange Crush – R.E.M.

    Copperhead Road – Steve Earle

    Legs – ZZ Top

    Allison Road – Gin Blossoms

    Steady as She Goes – The Raconteurs

    Alex Chilton – The Replacements

    Down in Mississippi – Jim Dickinson

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