<strong>John Bass</strong> Guest column

What Ellis Marsalis did for Memphis jazz

By taking a chance on playing a concert at Rhodes College, Marsalis gave the Curb Institute credibility and paved the way for appearances by George Coleman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Harold Mabern and Charles Lloyd.

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Select-O-Hits: In tune with Memphis music for 60 years

“There wouldn’t have been a Select-O-Hits had Jerry Lee not married his 13-year-old first cousin,” Johnny Phillips said of the family-run business that has transitioned from vinyl to cassettes to CD's to digital production. “Who would’ve thought that?”


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