Learn about the music history of Memphis. Or plan your next trip to Memphis, Tennessee with this map.
Memphis’ contribution to the history of popular music is amazing. Soul, gospel, funk, blues or rock ‘n’ roll wouldn’t be the same without the musical creativity of this city.
The map shows the places where music history was made. See where the music was played and recorded. Find the homes of Aretha Franklin, Maurice White or W.C. Handy. Learn about forgotten swing legend Jimmy Lunceford.
Al Green, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. Kind, O.V. Wright, Albert King, Memphis Minnie and many more contributed to the great music of Memphis.
When you think of the music scene of Austin, TX, you may think of progressive country music and singer-songwriters in the first place. But the music scene of Austin is versatile. It also has a lively jazz and latin scene. And it has a history of funk.
In 1975 Austin funk band “Steam Heat” released the LP “Austin Funk” and made it clear, that Austin can be very funky. The digital re-release of “Austin Funk” is now available for downloading at Fable Records.
Listen to “Radiator” by Steam Heat:
There will also be a reunion concert by “Steam Heat” to celebrate the re-release on August 21st at 9:00pm at “Threadgills World Headquarters” located at 301 W. Riverside Dr. in Austin, Texas.
Steam Heat is not the only highlight of the re-release party. “Starcrost”, “47 X Its Own Weight” and Beto and the Fairlanes will perform, too. Like “Steam Heat”, these jazz bands were active in and around Austin in the nineteen-seventies.