memphis sound en Memphis Blasts British Beat Bullies <p><span lang="EN">In 1964, as the nation&rsquo;s record charts were awash with British product ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, the Memphis recording scene was hanging in there. When you look at the Billboard chart from April 4, 1964, The Beatles had the top five songs in the US. The following week, the 11<sup><font size="3">th</font></sup>, 14 of the 100 spots were taken up with Beatle songs released on five different labels. But a closer look at that chart brings up some old familiar names.</span></p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 11:14:12 +0000 Rob Grayson 11857 at Memphis Blasts British Beat Bullies Changing Names And Changing Times <p><span lang="EN">Flush with the success of their first top-ten single, &ldquo;Gee Whiz&rdquo; by Carla Thomas, the focus of Jim Stewart and the folks at Satellite Records was on cashing in with a follow-up album. Carla was off attending Tennessee State, so there was much back-and-forth between Memphis and Nashville as Carla learned to juggle Freshman English 1010 with a non-credit hands-on lab in applied pop star studies. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:35:30 +0000 Rob Grayson 6728 at Changing Names And Changing Times