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Memphis 70

by Rohan Nakady
Issue No. 2098

In the mid-1960s Memphis was with Detroit at the centre of the burgeoning soul scene.

The Memphis sound was exemplified by Otis Redding.

The tragic death of Otis and the murder a year later of Martin Luther King in a Memphis hotel was to transform the local inter‑racial music scene.

This compilation charts the Memphis sound in the aftermath.

Memphis 70
Various artists, £11.99

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Tue 22 Apr 2008, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2098
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