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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132 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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Tank and the Bangas in a live performance at the historic Clayborn Temple in downtown Memphis, TN. Interview with Memphis musician Tonya Dyson, and...

Bought by KIYU-FM and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Reverend John Wilkins in a performance at the Country Blues Festival, recorded live at the Levitt Shell in midtown Memphis, TN. BSC contributor Rob...

Bought by KGOU, KIYU-FM, and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Join us for performances by Amy Black at Lafayette's Music Room backed by Memphis' legendary Hi Rhythm section, followed by the Blueshift Ensemble ...

Bought by KIYU-FM and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Join us as we celebrate Memphis/New Orleans restauranteur (and BSC community partner) Karen Carrier's 15th year bringing great music and food to Mi...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we have Shannon McNally in a performance recorded at the Levitt Shell in Memphis. She has a new record out titled “Black Irish,” produced...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KKRN, and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have soul music legend and Fat Possum Records recording artist, Don Bryant. BSC Contributor Robert Gordon will...

Bought by KIYU-FM, WYAP, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WTIP


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Luther Dickinson joined us to celebrate the release of his latest solo effort, Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Vol I & II with a foot st...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WTIP


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we feature Stax Records recording artist Southern Avenue in a performance at Loflin Yard as they celebrate the release of their self titl...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMUW, WTIP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Imagine the greatest mixtape accompanied by the best liner notes ever. Join us for a listening session with writers from Oxford American magazine, ...

Bought by WOMR


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Mike Doughty is fearless. We like that sort of attitude in Memphis. The former frontman for the 90’s experimental juggernaut, Soul Coughing, contin...

Bought by KIYU-FM, KIYU-FM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WTIP, and WOMR


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5