WYXR Stereo Sessions: Young Men From Memphis – “Down Home Reunion”
WYXR 91.7 FM’s “WYXR Stereo Sessions presented by MEMPHO” is a monthly series of hi-fi album listening parties that explore Memphis music that fans may have missed. These are the often unheard albums that have become cult favorites over time.
One of the great tragedies of Memphis’ large impact on popular music, through rock and soul, is that the boom in local studios rushing to send the sound of the Bluff City across the world overshadowed a generation of local musicians who impacted the world of jazz in the years directly prior. Almost all of them were forced to leave The South to make a living. And almost all of them appear here on their respective instruments, in their respective primes, on a session that showcases their shared ability to gel together in a hometown kind of way.