The Mississippi Supreme Court published one opinion today, McDonald v. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, a divided opinion in which the court split 7-2, with Carlson in the majority and Kitchens dissenting, joined by Graves. The opinion splits over qualification of expert witnesses used by the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice action. The suit was [...]
Soul fans know Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham as having played on and written some of the great songs of late 60s and 70s soul– “Dark End of the Street,” “Do Right Woman- Do Right Man,” “The Letter,” “I’m Your Puppet,” etc. Oldham’s electric piano graces some of Aretha Franklin’s late 60s hits. [...]
If you can’t be at the Thacker Show tonight, there will be two broadcasts available– the usual live one on 92.1 Rebel Radio at 6:00, and then, immediately following at 7:00 PM on statewide Mississippi Public Radio; you can listen on the web here.
You should really try to be there; it will be [...]
Perhaps this should be the subject for Ace Atkins’s next crime novel?
The one thing you need to know here is that this TV commercial is not a parody.
h/t Intrepid Process Server.
Project Foodie is doing a straw poll of the Beard Award cookbook finalists. Friend-of-the-blog Martha Foose is up for the American Cooking award, for her fine book on Mississippi Delta cookery, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook.
Vote early! Vote often!
The Clarion Ledger is reporting that Fred McDowell’s blues trail marker will be dedicated in Como on May 7th, and that Bonnie Raitt, who is also playing at Memphis in May, plans to attend the event, which will include music from Nathanial Warren, R.L. Boyce & the Como Breakdown and singer Mary Ann [...]
I’ve posted about Othar Turner before; he was part of a fife and drum tradition that at one time was all across the south– I know examples in Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina, but it has disappeared everywhere but the environs of Como, Mississippi. She became the leader of her grandfather’s band when he [...]
As I’ve noted, Marty Stuart, along with his wife, Connie Smith, and the Rising Star Fife and Drum band are the music for the Thacker Mountain Radio benefit show at the Ford Center Thursday night at 6:00 PM. For $10, you get a ticket to the radio show, a Marty Stuart concert thereafter, and [...]
H/t to my underemployed staff
Al Green is performing Saturday at Memphis in May. Here he is doing Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” followed by”Take Me to the River,” on Soul Train.