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2012 Blues Festival – A Wider Audience for the King of Beale Street: Preston Shannon (Saturday, June 30, 6 p.m., Bandshell)
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

2012-06-20 11:53:16

Preston ShannonPreston Shannon was working and performing in Memphis during the 1960s and ’70s, when “Soulsville USA” rivaled Detroit’s Motown. Stax Records ruled the airwaves with Booker T & the MGs laying down the backing “Memphis Soul Stew” for hits by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Wilson Pickett, while over at Hi Records producer and songwriter Willie Mitchell was working with Al Green and Otis Clay. It was a magic time. You can hear those soul influences in Preston Shannon’s music, but he doesn’t acknowledge the soul connection.

“I am really a blues man,” Shannon declared in a recent phone interview. “I know the blues, I’ve experienced the blues, I play the blues. You know, when I recorded all my CDs, the reason I inserted R&B ... was because at the time it was so hard to get airplay for the blues.”


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