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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87 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 have the Finals of the 2019 International Blues Challenge. For 35 years, blues societies from all over the wor...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have hill country blues torch-bearer R. L. Boyce at his 2nd Annual Birthday Picnic in Como, Mississippi. Begin...

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  • Added: May 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have country bad boy Dale Watson. Watson is fresh off the release of February’s “Call Me Lucky,” an album he c...

  • Added: May 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have Mike Doughty of hip-hop/indie fusion band, Soul Coughing. In 1994 they released their debut record "Ruby ...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we have longtime Ecko Records artist and southern soul dynamo, Sheba Potts-Wright in a performance at the histori...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature rock ‘n’ rollers, Low Cut Connie. Led by front man Adam Weiner, the band has released two studio effor...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature activist, theologian, film maker, and musician, Rev. Sekou and the Freedom Fighters, supported by the ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Gospel stars, The McCrary Sisters. Their father, Sam McCrary, was a minister and founder of Gospel leg...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we have a great special feature that represents the past, present, and future of the most musical city on Earth. The 2019 Memphis Music H...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Castro Coleman, aka Mr. Sipp, was born in McComb, MS and has been playing the guitar since the age of 6. A Malaco recording artist, he was awarded ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:30