#048: Boo Mitchell talks Memphis Serendipity, Uptown Funk and Royal Studios

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Last week I spent about a week in Memphis, Tennessee capturing Sun Studios, Graceland, Stax and of course the legendary Beale Street.

On the last day of the assignment, we wrapped shooting at around 1am and I had the opportunity kick with it Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell in a parking outside of a spot called Beauty Shop.

It’s crazy because about an hour before meeting Boo, I was talking to my friend Jay about the podcast and he immediately started talking about how I should get Boo on show. He said he’d set it up and in my mind, I thought this would take month to make happen. Meaning I’d catch Boo when I was back in the city because I had to fly out in on the morning.

Shortly after that conversation, guess who walks through the door? Yup you guessed it, Boo.

I told the story to Boo and he said, “We call that Memphis serendipity”.

In this episode we talk about the early days of Royal Studios, wearing the hat of a producer, the false feel, putting love in the cooking, Uptown Funk, and much more.

I’m outta here, enjoy the talk.

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Links To The Stuff They Talk About

Orange Mound

Robert Reed Church

Beale Street Historic District

Sharecropping

B.B. King

1070 WDIA - The Heart & Soul of Memphis

Elvis Presley

Willie Mitchell

Al Green

Memphis Soul

The Blues

Soul

Rhythm and Blues

Stax Records

The Mar-Keys

The Jackson

KC and Sunshine

The Doobie Brothers

The Temptations

Ike & Tina Turner

John Mayer

Rod Steward

Buddy Guy

ProTools

Ann Peebles

Melissa Etheridge

Paul Rodgers

Mark Ronson

Jeff Bhasker

Lana Del Rey

Trombone Shorty

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Steve Jordan

Willie Weeks

Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk

Mystikal

Philip Lawrence

Mehanata (Bulgarian Bar)

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