At 79, sacred soul singer Elizabeth King returns with a new album

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: March 13, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: March 13, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Rev. Juan Shipp of D-Vine Spirituals introduced King to the head of Bible & Tire Recording Co., and she soon found herself back in front of a studio microphone: ‘It was pure magic, almost like her voice had been frozen in time,’ said the producer.


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Ezra Wheeler

Ezra Wheeler

Ezra Wheeler is the host of the Memphis Musicology podcast and the radio show Dead Wax on WYXR. He’s also a contributor to We Are Memphis and Choose901.


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