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The Rebirth of Jazz on Beale Street at The Blue Note: A Tribute to Emerson Able

Jazz is the forgotten piece of the Memphis music puzzle. People who are familiar with Isaac Hayes, Al Green or Otis Redding have likely never …

Memphis Manassas High School Band in the Whitehaven Christmas Parade

#056 Manassas High School Band @ Whitehaven Christmas Parade (by John Shaw)

Memphis, and its marching band was originally founded by the well-known band leader Jimmie Lunceford. Another Manassas band director, Emerson Able, was recently honored with a star on Beale Street. The schools produced a number of great musicians, including trumpeter Booker Little, saxophonist Frank Strozier and pianist, singer and songwriter Isaac Hayes.