Beale Street Caravan

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Beale Street Caravan brings the authentic, soulful sounds of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta to a weekly, international public radio audience. Live, in-concert performances from contemporary masters of blues, soul, gospel, and rock n roll traditions. The program is hosted by Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins, with feature segments from industry insiders such as Jerry Wexler, Bob Porter, Preston Lauterbach, and Robert Gordon.

Forty original programs are produced each season, allowing for 12 repeats.

The program is available free of charge. 
Beale Street Caravan is also distributed via Content Depot, NPR Worldwide, Australia's CBAA, Soundcloud, and available as a podcast.

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110 Pieces

Each week Beale Street Caravan takes listeners on a musical journey through the streets of Memphis and the crossroads of the Mississippi Delta with live, in-concert performances from true, authentic masters of blues, soul, gospel, and rock n roll traditions. Co-Hosted by Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins, the weekly program includes live musical performance, commentary and interviews, and educational series programmed by artists, scholars, and music industry insiders. Now in its 21st year, Beale Street Caravan is a recent recipient of the ASCAP Deem Taylor Award for Radio Broadcast.


Pieces

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Robert Finley got his big break at last year’s King Biscuit Blues Festival when he talked the sound engineer into letting him get on stage in betwe...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, KALH, and WTIP


  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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We wrap our 21st year on the air with an encore performance from The Lovelight Orchestra. It's real-deal Memphis Blues. The sophisticated blues and...

Bought by Prairie Public, WTIP, Lower Cape Communications, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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On this week's episode, BSC presents The City Champs in a performance at Loflin Yard; plus an interview with the band -- guitarist Joe Restivo, or...

Bought by KMUW, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Highlights from the 38th Annual Blues Music Awards and an interview with Barabara Newman, President and CEO of The Blues Foundation.

Bought by KMRE-LP, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we have Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band performing a tribute to his father, Bobby Blue Bland, recorded live at B.B. King’s Blues Clu...

Bought by KMUW, KMRE-LP, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In a perfect world, this is the kind of straight ahead, power-trio, rock & roll that would blare from every car stereo on the planet. But until the...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WTIP, Lower Cape Communications, and KALH


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Highlights from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic featuring Kenny Brown, The Rising Star Fife and Drum Corp, Blue Mother Tupelo, Garry Burn...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: May 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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On this week's Beale Street Caravan we spend the hour with The Daddy Mack Blues Band as they celebrate the release of their album, Blues Central. S...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week BSC celebrates a true piece of music history with a tribute to the legendary Sun Records. John Paul Keith, Will Tucker, Chuck Mead, and a...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WTIP, Prairie Public, Lower Cape Communications, and KALH


  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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BSC favorites Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks join us this week for a scorching set captured at The Orpheum Theater at the intersection of Beale an...

Bought by WTIP and KMUW


  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2