Free lance writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon recently published "Memphis Rent Party–The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown." (Bloomsbury Publishing) Gordon’s sixth book is a collection of short pieces that pull together some of the colorful characters that have defined the music scene in Gordon’s hometown.
John Drake recently had a conversation with Gordon about some of the Memphis musicians who are important to him, the spirit of the city, and the connection of St. Cloud to Memphis via the Mississippi River. The podcast includes music by Jim Dickinson and The Fieldstones–songs that appear on the companion double LP for "Memphis Rent Party," issued by Fat Possum Records.