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Ann Peebles and David Hudson (1989)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 28 October 1989

Accompanied by fellow R&B singer David Hudson, the Memphis belle talks about producer Willie Mitchell; her roots in gospel and R&B; 'I Can't Stand the Rain'... and the John Lennon Kotex incident at the Troubadour!

File format: mp3; file size: 26.2mb, interview length: 28' 35" sound quality: ***

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Ann Peebles

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 5 November 1971

ALREADY BEING tipped as a potential giant R&B record in this country is Ann Peebles version of 'Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love'. The only ...

Ann Peebles: Will Princess Ann Be Queen

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 13 November 1971

ON THE distaff side, soul music has produced a long run of superb girl singers and these soul sisters have found it far easier to ...

Willie Mitchell: Sounds like it's Memphis

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 11 December 1971

IF ANY one man personifies the solid beat of Memphis soul then surely it's Willie Mitchell. Not only has he turned out 14 hit albums ...

Willie Mitchell: Mr. Memphis

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 15 January 1974

WHILST THE Philadelphia Sound has undoubtedly been the top sound of 1973, the nearest rival to it has been the Memphis Sound as carried out ...

"You're My Idol": Ann Peebles Is Next

Profile and Interview by Judith Sims, Rolling Stone, 28 February 1974

MEMPHIS — The track may be pure chooglin' Memphis: There's that Willie Mitchell/Al Green horn arrangement easing in midway, and there's that easy glide in ...

Ann Peebles: Hangin' On To Success

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 7 May 1974

ALL OF a sudden, it seems like the whole world is talking about the talents of a magnificently soulful young woman and she puts it ...

Ann Peebles: Soul Train Club, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 August 1974

Ann Peebles — a major soul talent in S.F. debut ...

Ann Peebles: The Biba Rainbow Room, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, The Times, 5 October 1974

APPLAUSE IN this sybaritic cafeteria is always a little suspect, being related to how far the performer can corroborate the Biba audience's good opinion of ...

Ann Peebles: Gulliver's, London

Live Review by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 19 October 1974

CONCERTS at the ultra-trendy Biba's Rainbow Room almost invariably, for some reason or other, turn out to be disappointing and, from the reviews I've read ...

Ann Peebles: I Can't Stand The Rain

Interview by Harry Doherty, Disc, 19 October 1974

BRITAIN has been bitten by the Ann Peebles bug and, in a typical reciprocal move, our very own famous bug (commonly known as 'flu) has ...

Ann Peebles: Sweet and Soulful

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 22 October 1974

David Nathan reports on Ann Peebles' London gigs and talks shop with the delectable lady. ...

Ann Peebles: Rain and Shine

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1974

THREE ENCOUNTERS with Ann Peebles: the first painful, the second enjoyable, the third revealing. ...

Willie Mitchell: Memphis Maestro

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, February 1975

Tony Cummings talks to WILLIE MITCHELL, man behind Al Green and that Memphis sound... ...

Ann Peebles: "You Never Stop Paying Your Dues," Husband Don tells David Hancock

Interview by David Hancock, Record Mirror, 29 March 1975


Ann Peebles: Learning To Cope With The Rain

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 15 April 1975

BEING THE recording artist for a classic can have almost as many pitfalls as advantages. The history of our music is littered with names who ...

Ann Peebles...and the Hi Records Story

Interview by Todd Everett, Phonograph Record, December 1975

THOUGH NASHVILLE, Tennessee, has proclaimed itself "Music City U.S.A.," the traditional center of musical activity in that area of the country, and the city from ...

Ann Peebles: Tellin' It

Review by Joe McEwen, Rolling Stone, 29 January 1976

ONCE A CONSISTENT R&B hit-maker, Ann Peebles's output has seen a precipitous drop in both the vitality of her music and the sales of her ...

Ann Peebles: Tellin' It

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 28 February 1976

IN 1968 IN Memphis, Tennessee, Willie Mitchell succeeded to the board of an ailing record company called Hi. ...

Willie Mitchell: Gettin' Hi High Again

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 14 March 1978

Willie Mitchell has virtually forsaken his own career in favour of running Hi Records and putting the label back up there... ...

Ann Peebles and David Hudson (1989) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages transcripts, 28 October 1989

This is a transcript of Barney's audio interview with Ann Peebles and David Hudson. Hear the interview here. ...

Various Artists: Royal Memphis Soul – Hi Records

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 1996

When Muscle Shoals went flabby and Stax couldn't pay their taxes, Hi Records took up the soul baton. Barney Hoskyns says hello to a collection ...

Ann Peebles: Soul Sensation

Retrospective by Andria Lisle, Oxford American, June 2001

WHEN ANN Peebles and Gene "Bowlegs" Miller first crossed paths at the Rosewood Club in South Memphis, neither would have called it destiny. As Miller ...

Ann Peebles: Brand New Classics

Review by Mike Atherton, Echoes, May 2006

THE RETURN OF two legendary names from the past: Track Records, the label which gave us Jimi Hendrix and the Who, not to mention fine ...

Ann Peebles: The Girl with the Big Voice

Retrospective and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 20 February 2014

THERE'S A COMMON cliché in music biopics that you might call the eureka fallacy. Our hero is having a conversation or strumming a guitar when ...

see also Hi Rhythm


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