Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Great Debaters

Monday, we were guests of Jeff Powell at the Memphis premiere of The Great Debaters. This is the new Denzel Washington movie produced by Oprah. Jeff did the music for the entire movie! The soundtrack was released yesterday.

When we got into our seats, they served us BBQ! It was awesome. Beer and BBQ at the movies!

Here I am with Jeff. The record was done at Ardent Records where Weenie works. Here she is with her boss.

Jeff spoke for a minute and then Alvin Youngblood Hart played a song from the movie.

Then Susan Marshall and Teeny Hodges (Al Green's songwriting partner and guitarist) joined him onstage for another song from the movie.

After that song, Billy Rivers & the Angelic Voices of Faith joined Susan, Teeny, Alvin and Jackie Johnson. I got chills right away. It was truly a moving experience.

The movie was also moving and I cried about 5 times. After the movie, we went to the Blue Monkey to celebrate.

Look at the happy couple!

Kim Richardson joined us. Her and Susan had us cracking up.

Then, to top it all off, Paul Mark showed up! He's one of my favorite people. I don't get to see him often because he lives in New York and only comes to town to do a new record.

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