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Friday, October 15, 2010

Huey Lewis To Be Honored by Stax Records Museum

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:54 PM


Local boy Huey Lewis is getting props from one of the great houses of American soul.

Lewis and the News' new album -- their first in nine years -- is called Soulsville, and consists of songs released on Memphis' Stax label, the home of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Issac Hayes, and Booker T. & the M.G.s', among other greats.

To thank him, the Stax Museum is throwing a party.

The shindig goes down October 28 in Memphis, and Lewis himself will be in attendance. Show up, and you could get your own copy of Soulsville signed by Huey. You'll also be able to hear some of the new songs early.

Soulsville comes out Nov. 2, and reunites Lewis with producer Jim Gaines, who worked at Stax and produced one of the classic Huey Lews and The News records, Sports. The tracklisting includes highlights from the Stax catalog, including "Respect Yourself" and "Got To Get You Off My Mind." While he's been previewing some of the songs in shows over the summer, Lewis says the record will contain a few surprises.

There's both a VIP event and a public event at the Stax Museum on Oct. 28. We've already begun brainstorming an excuse to go out there.

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