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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71 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 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
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature troubadour Harlan T. Bobo in a performance captured at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. With his gift...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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This week we have the highly anticipated Brian Owens & The Deacons of Soul in a live performance captured at the Levitt Shell. Brian Owens comes to...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:50
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This week we have Shannon McNally in a performance recorded at the Levitt Shell in Memphis. She has a record out titled “Black Irish,” produced by ...

Bought by WMOT and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KMUW


  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the program we go way back into the Beale Street Caravan archives for a very special show. We’ll hear from Stax Records icons Rufus an...

Bought by WFHB, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KCUR


  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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We have a lot in store for you this week on BSC! First we have The BoKeys performing in Studio A of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. We sit ...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
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It's real-deal Memphis Blues... the kind of sophisticated blues and jazz sounds you would have heard floating from the windows of The Palace on Bea...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:30