The Maitre D’s Tribute to McLemore Avenue on Beale Street Caravan – Tonight at 11 pm

Aug 8, 2018

In early 1970, Booker T Jones was on sabbatical in California having grown disillusioned with the confines of Stax Records and Memphis, when he heard The Beatles’ latest effort, Abbey Road. So moved was he by the Beatles’ genius and daring, that he sat down and drafted his own Memphis-style tribute to the group. The album, released later that same year, is titled McLemore Avenue, after the street where Stax’s studio and headquarters were located. This week on BSC, we have Memphis’ very own Booker T and The MG’s tribute band, The Maitre D’s, performing McLemore Avenue from start to finish in a performance captured on the cutting room floor of Studio A at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

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