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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This week on BSC we’ll be keeping with the holiday spirit as we have Susan Marshall and Friends back with us with a setlist full of holiday classic...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we’ve got the delta blues – gypsy jazz – big band swing of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, featuring frontman Jimbo Mathus, to get us in the ho...

Bought by WKMS, KNAU, and WSLR


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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It's a holiday episode of Beale Street Caravan, featuring The Maitre D's bringing Booker T. & The MGs album In The Christmas Spirit to life. This w...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature the Memphis Ukulele Band as they help us kick of the Christmas holiday season. We’ll hear a performanc...

Bought by KBBI and KMUW


  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature two up and coming artists. First we’ll hear from The Suitcase Junket. Then we’ll hear from Memphis art...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Scott Sharrard as he marks the release of his new studio effort, Saving Grace. Produced in Memphis, TN...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis artist Barbara Blue, the Queen of Beale Street. Barbara has a brand new record out titled, Fis...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Memphis instrumental act, Impala, in a performance captured at the best little dive bar in the world, ...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on the program we feature the deep, soulful grooves of Yemen Blues. In 2010, singer & composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combinatio...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on the program we feature the First Lady of Soul, Candi Staton in a live performance captured at AmericanaFest, and, later in the program...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:00