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Boo Mitchell talks Memphis Serendipity, Uptown Funk and Royal Studios



Boo Mitchell


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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  1. Royal Studios

Links To The Stuff They Talk About

  1. Orange Mound 
  2. Robert Reed Church
  3. Beale Street Historic District
  4. Sharecropping
  5. B.B. King
  6. 1070 WDIA – The Heart & Soul of Memphis
  7. Elvis Presley 
  8. Willie Mitchell 
  9. Al Green
  10. Memphis Soul
  11. The Blues 
  12. Soul
  13. Rhythm and Blues
  14. Stax Records
  15. The Mar-Keys
  16. The Jackson
  17. KC and Sunshine 
  18. The Doobie Brothers
  19. The Temptations
  20. Ike & Tina Turner
  21. John Mayer 
  22. Rod Steward 
  23. Buddy Guy 
  24. ProTools
  25. Ann Peebles
  26. Melissa Etheridge
  27. Paul Rodgers
  28. Mark Ronson
  29. Jeff Bhasker
  30. Lana Del Rey
  31. Trombone Shorty
  32. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
  33. Steve Jordan 
  34. Willie Weeks 
  35. Bruno Mars 
  36. Uptown Funk 
  37. Mystikal
  38. Philip Lawrence 
  39. Mehanata (Bulgarian Bar)


This episode is sponsored by Gorilla Coffee.

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