Will Memphis Live on CD?

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In 1950s Memphis, DJ Huey Calhoun would have played the hits of the era for his listeners on vinyl, but later this year his music will likely spin on CD — or hum digitally.


Pre-orders are being taken at the Shubert Theatre for the original Broadway cast recording of Memphis, the new musical featuring a score by Bon Jovi keyboardist and songwriter David Bryan and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change).

While an official announcement of a cast recording and a release date has not been made, staff at the Shubert Theatre are currently taking orders for the recording and will notify theatergoers once the cast album is available for purchase.

Chad Kimball and Montego Glover lend vocal pyrotechnics to the musical's score, which the New York Times described as evoking "the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations, the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period."

To hear what everyone is buzzing about, visit MemphistheMusical for a sample of the score.


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