Socialist Worker

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

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

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

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.