Thursday, May 30, 2024

PBS This Week: Don’t Miss the Memphis Soul Stars Sam Moore, Mavis Staples, and…Justin Timberlake!


PBS isn’t doing much to promote their “Memphis Soul” show tonight– so let me do it. It’s running at 8pm on most PBS channels. (WNET is hiding it on their website. I don’t know why.) There are classic performances on this show– Sam Moore singing “Soul Man” and “When Something is Wrong with My Baby,” Mavis Staples doing “I’ll Take You There,” Eddie Floyd– “Knock on Wood,” and Justin Timberlake very convincing on “Dock of the Bay.” Booker T. Jones is the musical director. It should be a great edited version of the live show which was streamed from the White House on April 9th.


Watch In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul on PBS. See more from In Performance at The White House.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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