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Mem Shannon: Memphis In the Morning

A good storyteller with a bag full of witty, insightful observations about life, Mem Shannon, takes his earthy New Orleans blues to Memphis’ famed Ardent Studios on Memphis in the Morning (Shanachie 9031; 50:14). With punchy horn arrangements provided by the world famous Memphis Horns, Mem keeps it typically funky on originals like “Drowning on My Feet,” “Shake Up the Floor,” “Invisible Man,” “I Smell Something (Funky)” and a remake of B.B. King’s “Why I Sing the Blues.”

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