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Big Blend Radio: The Box Tops - A Hip Music History Experience

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The Box Tops were a ground breaking 1960s group made up of five friends from Memphis, Tennessee who first charted in 1967 with a song called 'The Letter.’ In late 2015, original founding members Bill Cunningham and Gary Talley teamed with veteran industry musician/manager Rick Levy and two top professional musician friends to explore live show potential. In 2016, they hit the road, performing at casinos, fairs, clubs, performing arts centers, and festivals. The show, augmented by Cunningham's chart arrangements and a horn section, features hits from The Box Tops’ catalogue, including ‘The Letter’, ‘Cry Like a Baby’, ‘Soul Deep’, ‘Neon Rainbow’, and ‘Choo Choo Train’, plus album cuts and special tributes to Memphis artists. Historical video footage and personal stories of the '60s Memphis scene make The Box Tops show a hip music history experience.

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio a fun and fascinating conversation with Bill Cunningham, bass player and founding member of The Box Tops.

Thanks to Spontuneous ‘The Song Game,’ the award-winning and best-selling board game, for sponsoring this episode!