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CD: The Bo-Keys - Got to Get Back!

CD: The Bo-Keys - Got to Get Back!

The cream of the Memphis old guard let rip

Oldies but goodies: The Bo-Keys

When I put together my book Rock Shrines, about places music fans go to pay tribute to their dead heroes, I was particularly struck by the story of Ben Cauley. He was trumpet player in Otis Redding's band, The Bar Kays, and the only person to be pulled alive from the freezing waters of Lake Monona, Wisconsin, after the light aircraft crash that killed Redding and the rest of the band in December 1967.

When I put together my book Rock Shrines, about places music fans go to pay tribute to their dead heroes, I was particularly struck by the story of Ben Cauley. He was trumpet player in Otis Redding's band, The Bar Kays, and the only person to be pulled alive from the freezing waters of Lake Monona, Wisconsin, after the light aircraft crash that killed Redding and the rest of the band in December 1967.

It may not bust any new moves, but this crew, marinated in the history of their home city, mostly muster a sound that's the stuff of Mark Ronson's wet dreams

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