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“Memphis Musicology” is a podcast from the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum that explores everything from Hi Records to the Hi Tone. Tune in and learn about the past, present, and future of the greatest music city on earth and stay up-to-date on all of the best that the Bluff City has to offer.

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“Memphis Musicology” is a podcast from the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum that explores everything from Hi Records to the Hi Tone. Tune in and learn about the past, present, and future of the greatest music city on earth and stay up-to-date on all of the best that the Bluff City has to offer.

    S3E3: The Devil Don't Like It

    S3E3: The Devil Don't Like It

    On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we discuss the role that Memphis played in the development of gospel music, which forms the backbone of the “Memphis Sound.” From early pioneers like Lucie Campbell to rising stars like the Sensational Barnes Brothers, it’s clear that Memphians make sanctified music with the best of them.

    S3E2: An Americana Christmas

    S3E2: An Americana Christmas

    Happy holidays, ya’ll! On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we check out some of the best Americana Christmas tunes from Memphis, including offerings from Valerie June, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Dale Watson, and many more!

    S3E1: “Can You Dig It?” The Music of Blaxploitation

    S3E1: “Can You Dig It?” The Music of Blaxploitation

    On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we discuss the role that Memphis played during the Blaxploitation film explosion of the 1970s. From Isaac Hayes’ iconic Shaft soundtrack to the new
    Dolemite Is My Name soundtrack from Scott Bomar , it’s clear that the genre wouldn’t have been the same without the contributions of some of the Bluff City’s best.

    S2E21: Trap Godfather: Tommy Wright III

    S2E21: Trap Godfather: Tommy Wright III

    On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we’re joined by hip-hop pioneer Tommy Wright III, an artist who helped to define the Memphis rap sound of the ‘90s with his lo-fi production, fast flow, and DIY aesthetic. Today, TW3 is finally receiving some much-deserved recognition and enjoying a career resurgence that has allowed him to travel the world. We discuss his career, influences, and impact, as well as his upcoming show at the Black Lodge on October 26th.
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    S2E20: The Quiet Revolution

    S2E20: The Quiet Revolution

    On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we discuss Memphis’ role in the birth and development of power pop, a quietly influential subgenre of rock n’ roll that was spearheaded by local bands such as Big Star, Zuider Zee, and Cargoe during the 1970s. Prior to that, we sit down with musician Jeremy Scott of the band Toy Trucks to discuss their excellent new album “Rockets, Bells, and Poetry,” which in many ways carries on the city’s legacy of power pop greatness.

    S2E19: The Ghost in the Machine

    S2E19: The Ghost in the Machine

    On this episode of Memphis Musicology, we sit down with musicians Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey to talk about their new album Mellotron Variations, a collection of original songs performed on obscure electro-mechanical keyboards known as mellotrons. We also survey the 2019 Memphis Music Hall of Fame class, who will be inducted in a ceremony on November 8th.

Customer Reviews

LizzTN ,

Great show

I really enjoy this show! I live in Memphis and love learning so much about the music history. Hope the show last forever! Thanks for such a great show.

Jeff 1325678 ,

Entertaining and educational

I live in Memphis. I listen to music.
Still, on every episode I learn something new from Ezra, sometimes something incredibly entertaining
After almost every episode I wind up looking up something I learned and wind up down a musical rabbit hole I didn’t know existed.

LoveMemphis ,

Smooth and Easy Listening

Interesting and really easy to listen to. It’s the right mix of information and music. Enjoy learning more about Memphis Music!

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