Sense Of Place

3:50pm

Mon January 14, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Star & Micey

The Memphis folk-pop band Star & Micey.
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Hailing from Memphis, Tenn., Joshua Cosby, Geoff Smith and Nick Redmond make up the folk-pop trio Star & Micey.

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3:33pm

Mon January 14, 2013
World Cafe

Steve Cropper And Booker T. Jones On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 3:50 pm

Today's World Cafe features interviews with Steve Cropper (second from left) and Booker T. Jones (third from left), both part of the Stax Records house band.
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As part of World Cafe's "Sense of Place" series on Memphis, Tenn., we've dug up archival interviews with two legendary Stax Records performers: guitarist Steve Cropper and organist Booker T. Jones, both of Booker T. & The M.G.'s.

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3:08pm

Mon January 14, 2013
World Cafe

Isaac Hayes On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 3:50 pm

Isaac Hayes.

As part of our "Sense of Place" series on Memphis, we dug into the World Cafe archives and pulled out a 2003 interview with Stax Records' best-selling artist, the late Isaac Hayes.

Before Hayes became known for the theme to Shaft, he was an in-house songwriter and producer for Stax; along with David Porter, he wrote the iconic hit "Soul Man" for Sam & Dave.

Here, host David Dye speaks with Hayes about his beginnings at Stax, his work with Booker T. Jones and the Memphis scene in general, which he called "wonderfully incestuous."

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3:00pm

Mon January 14, 2013
World Cafe

Stax Records On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 9:32 am

The Stax Records recording studio in Memphis, Tenn.
Courtesy of Andy Modla Photography

Soul music, barbeque and Elvis Presley. World Cafe is spending this week getting the vibe of Memphis, Tenn., a city that — like New Orleans — has had an undeniable influence on all of American culture. Our "Sense of Place: Memphis" radio journey takes us to the five major studios where much of the music that came out of radios from the '50s to the '70s was made.

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2:42pm

Thu October 4, 2012
World Cafe

Buena Vista Social Club On World Cafe

Idania Valdés.
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All month, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of Havana, Cuba, with the series Sense of Place.

The final installment of this series is all about the greatest Cuban cultural export of the last two decades: Buena Vista Social Club.

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