The Memphis titan of the tenor sax has played and recorded with artists including Al Green, Alex Chilton, Tony Bennett, Mavis Staples, Mose Allison, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. A fixture on sessions at Ardent Recording and Sam Phillips Studios, and with famed producers Willie Mitchell and Jim Dickinson, he covers the waterfront from jazz to R&B, soul, and rock’n’roll. Jim shines on any stage he finds himself on. Tonight he sits in on a set with the Troubled Men.
Topics include ditch digging, losses, Manny for Mayor, prequels, a resignation, NFL culture, family ties, a school band, a Huey’s residency, Doug Garrison, Jerry Lawler, Stan Getz, Eddie Harris, Jim Terry, Stax, the Memphis Horns, Leon Russell, Berklee College of Music, Sid Selvidge, Fred Ford, Nokie Taylor, the Antenna Club, Doug Easley, the Del Fuegos, the Replacements, Duck Dunn, Randy Haspel, band sandwiches, Levon Helm, Joe Mulherin, Austin City Limits, a Clinton inauguration, Garth Hudson, Brenda Lee, Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break music: “Shut Your Mouth When You Sneeze” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins featuring Jim Spake
Outro music: “River of Jive” by Charlie Wood featuring Jim Spake
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