Oxford’s Thacker Mountain Radio Hour features a history of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine

Published 10:13 am Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour features a history of Rolling Stone magazine, this Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at Off Square Books (129 Courthouse Square). Admission is free. Guests include author Joe Hagan with Memphis reggae band, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy and soul singer/blues harp player, Sam Frazier, Jr.

Hosts are Jim Dees and house band, the Yalobushwhackers. The show can be heard locally on WUMS 92.1 FM and online: http://myrebelradio.com/.

Joe Hagan is the author of Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine (Knopf). In capturing Wenner’s legend, Hagan creates a moving portrait of a complicated, brilliant, flawed man who genuinely moved the needle on American culture. Sticky Fingers is based on Hagan’s extensive interviews with Wenner and on original source reporting. The book draws from Wenner’s vast archive of correspondence with “a staggering number of colorful characters” including Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Bono and Hunter Thompson, among dozens of others.

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Chinese Connection Dub Embassy is a Memphis band that puts a new spin on classic reggae while offering their own stylish originals and unique covers. The band has released two CDs, The Firm Foundation and a 5-song EP of covers, Farmers Market.

  Sam Frazier, Jr. is a soul vocalist/blues harmonica player from Edgewater, Alabama. His latest release is Take Me Back (Big Legal Mess), a collection of rare and unreleased tunes he recorded in the late 1960s/early 70s. This is classic southern soul music of the time, including big numbers with strings and backing choruses, and stripped-down country soul tunes. Frazier also has released an album of country music, Cabbage Man on Missile Records produced by Don Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

More information on Thacker Mountain Radio is available at http://thackermountain.com/.