Tuesday, January 27, 2009

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio 1/28/2009~If Memphis Could Talk Part 5: The Legend Of Tom Lee & Soul Drumming Legend Howard 'Memphis Bulldog' Grimes

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Date: Weds. Jan 28, 2009
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Topic: If Memphis Could Talk~Part 5

A.) The Legend Of Tom Lee

Why Tom Lee Is A Hero:
On May 8, 1925 in a small wooden boat, Lee, who could not swim, made several trips to where the Norman went under, plucked 32 White people from the Mississippi River current and took them to shore. Seventeen others swam to safety and 23 died.

Featured Guests: Tom Lee's Descendants (Sis. Charmeal & Bro. Eric Alexander) Share With Us The Awesome Story & Legacy Of Their Ancestor

Left to Right: W.E. A.L.L. B.E.'s Bro. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist, Amnesty International's Bro. David Hinkley & Sis. Charmeal Alexander

B.) Introducing Mr. Backbeat: The Legendary Master Soul Drummer Of The Memphis Sound Mr. Howard "Memphis Bulldog" Grimes

Otis Clay and The HI Rhythm Section, 1986
Standing left to right: Leroy Hodges, Charles Hodges, Howard Grimes
Sitting left to right: Otis Clay and Teenie Hodges

Willie Mitchell (seated) and (from left) Leroy Hodges, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Archie Turner Mitchell, Rev. Charles Hodges and Howard Grimes gave records from Hi that special sound. Gerald Cyrus

Meet The Drummer That Is Your Favorite Drummer's Favorite Drummer That You Probably Never Heard Of But That You Definitely Heard!!!

For Over 50 plus years Bro. Howard Grimes has been the backbeat for the Popular American Music Soundtrack. Since he started as the first Black Drummer for Satellite(Stax) Records in the late 50s when he was only 12 years old, Bro. Grimes has worked with some of the Who's Who of American R & B and Soul music of the 20th Century. He has been the x-factor behind the highly successful, vaunted and organic Hi-Rhythm sound that catapulted the careers of legendary talents such as Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, O.V. Wright and yes even the incomparable Al Green to stratospheric heights!!!

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio recently had the honor of exclusively interviewing Bro. Howard Grimes to get the real unfiltered history behind the legendary Memphis Sound. This segment only features a tiny percentage of what will come out in the near future. W.E. A.L.L. B.E. will be sure to keep you all posted.

Listen To Bro. Howard Grimes Reminisce About Fellow Music Legend & Fallen Comrade Bro. Larry Lee...

Topic: If Memphis Could Talk Part 3~Singing The Unsung Genius Of Larry Lee: Memphis Soul Music Legend & Jimi Hendrix's Best Friend:

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