by Andria Lisle
This morning, the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission's second annual Conversations with a Legend series got an early kick-off with Boo Mitchell's reminisces about Poppa Willie Mitchell on WREG's Live at 9 program, seen above.
Tomorrow a.m., Marvell Thomas will be discussing his father Rufus Thomas — a.k.a. the World's Oldest Teenager — on Live at 9.
From there, the series moves to the Fogelman Executive Center at the U of M, where, on Thursday, February 11th, 18th, and 25th, the likes of Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, saxophonist Herman Green, Elvis' pal George Klein, radio pioneer Art Gilliam, and the sons and daughters of Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, Willie Mitchell, and Sam Phillips will discuss all things Memphis music.
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