Emergency was created as a tribute to the great American heroes, Fire Fighters. It was originally released in the mid 70s but has now been re-released on CD and MP3. You can see the influence of many genre of music which make Memphis music what it is. It’s mostly Rock & Roll with a Memphis Horns sound.
Being produced by Stan Kesler of Sun Records fame, you can hear and feel what makes Memphis music great. While several of the songs are fire related there are also classic ballads and even one that showcases the history of Memphis music. But the Memphis music scene isn’t all about Rock or Blues so there is even one old country song done with Memphis Fire Fighter style.
Several of the band members have a background in Memphis Music. One recorded with the Memphis Horns and toured with Rick Dees of ’Disco Duck’ fame. The musicianship on these recordings is unquestionably Memphis Music at its best.
Nine of the songs are written or co-written by Memphis Fire Fighters, whose past credits include songs recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, The Gentrys, Bobby Wood, Tommy Tucker and a host of others.
The producer, Stan Kesler, produced such greats as Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs and Jerry Lee Lewis. He also wrote songs recorded by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich and Dottie West.
So the history is unmistakably Memphis. The band is made of America’s heroes, our beloved Fire Fighters. It’s Music to fight fire by!