instrumental music performed by some of the greatest musicians
of the respective art forms featured in the
series. In this case, of course, the art form is Memphis
soul, funk, and jazz in the style made famous by the
likes of Booker T. & The MGs and Willie Mitchell.
Group De Ville was the last project of the late Carson
Whitsett (organ), who recruited Jack Bruno (drums), Bill
Cooley (guitar), and Scott Chambers (bass).
Pitifuls was a 1990s
project that also featured
Whitsett’s B3 organ, along with Don Barrett (bass), Dino
Zimmerman (guitar), Jimmy Hyde (drums), and Gene
Sisk (keyboards). The Jumpin’ Chi-Chis are Memphis
headliners Tom Lonardo (drums), Jim Spake (sax), Reid
McCoy (trumpet), Sam Shoup (bass), and (keyboards).
Lonardo and Spake are joined by bassist Tim Goodwin
in The Uptown Allstars, a trio also known as the
Boyfriends who regularly back Memphis blues/piano
legend Di Anne Price. A.B.C.D. are the first name
of the musicians who cut this track: Al Jackson, Jr.
(drums), Bobby Manuel (guitar), Carson Whitsett
(keyboards), and Duck Dunn (bass). Although they
released one album together on Stax as The MGs, “Put
Jam On That” is a one-off 1974 jam session recorded
after finishing up a motion picture soundtrack scored by
Carson Whitsett. The Memphis All Star Band backed
Carla Thomas on a European tour in 2003. “Philly Dog”
was recorded live in Vienne, France. Musicians: Bobby
Manuel (guitar), Steve Potts (drums), Jimmy Kinard
(bass), Paul Taylor (piano), Marvell Thomas (organ), Jim
Spake (sax), Scott Thompson (trumpet) and Jackie