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.

Series

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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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Over the past few seasons, BSC has brought our listeners a lot of Memphis music from a funky Midtown dive known as BAR DKDC (Don't Know, Don't Care...

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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If you’ve ever found yourself walking down Beale Street in search of real deal, authentic blues music, chances are your ears led you into a club wh...

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


  • Added: Mar 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on BSC we feature Scott Sharrard performing with Memphis' own Bo-Keys in Studio A at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Hi Records l...

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


  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on BSC we feature a performance by Bill Abel from the Mighty Mississippi Music Fest during Bridging the Blues. He's an accomplished potte...

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


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on BSC we bring highlights from the finals of the Blues Foundation’s 2017 International Blues Challenge. For 33 years, Beale Street has o...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week’s episode showcases two bluesman whose music can be heard at blues festivals around the world, in documentary films, or performing at juk...

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on BSC we feature a performance by Jericho Road Show from the Mighty Mississippi Music Fest during Bridging the Blues. The group is a col...

Bought by WTIP and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Memphis goes to Nashville for the weekend! The “Memphis Picnic” at 2017 Americana Fest featuring: Rev. John Wilkins Bo-Keys Motel Mirrors Mark E...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we catch up with the one and only James "Super Chikan" Johnson and his raw, electrified, Mississippi juke joint sound. This performance w...

Bought by WTIP and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Grammy nominated blues artist, Cedric Burnside, is back with us this week. Cedric is the grandson of the late, great R.L. Burnside, and he plays th...

Bought by KMUW, WTIP, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3