See our store through the years
Early Shangri-La Records logo
1916 Madison Ave. before it became Shangri-La
Sherman Wilmott, renaissance man
Eric Friedl (l) & Sherman (r) in the early days
Show poster from 10th anniversary celebrations
Eric Friedl of Oblivians and Goner Records fame helped transform the store in the early ’90s
Poster from 1992 Shangri-La/Easley Recording shows at legendary clubs – The Antenna and Barrister’s
The Grifters “Crappin’ You Negative” release show poster
Andria Lisle (Sugar Ditch) and Scott Bomar (Electraphonic) – Memphis music staples who started at Shangri-La in its early days
Poster from a Will Roy Sanders show at Green’s Lounge, a famed old juke joint
Son of Shangri-La Shindig featuring Strapping Fieldhands, Hot Monkey (Scott Grifter!), and Prof. Elixir’s Southern Troubadours live on the Mississippi Queen Riverboat, August 31, 1996
Othar Turner entertains a crowd
Otha Turner and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band live at the Shangri-La parking lot
Fife-and-drum blues legend Otha Turner with Andria Lisle
Shangri-La Xmas Party featuring the Grifters, Jazz Midgets (Jim Duckworth) at the Madison Flame (formerly the Antenna Club)
Will Roy Sanders book-signing party
Early crew Andrew Earles, Sherman Willmott, Scott Bomar, and Andria Lisle
Movin’ On Up
Andrew McCalla (aka DJ Buck Wilders) manning the counter
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth in da house!
Sam the Sham in-store!
Garage Rock blow-out featuring the Reigning Sound for “Playing For a Piece of the Door Vol 2” cd release
New Mary Jane in-store featuring Grifters Dave and Scott
Reigning Sound in-store featuring Greg Cartwright, Jeremy Scott, Alex Greene and Greg Roberson
Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham in-store
Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood in da house! (with our own Mike Brown, right)
Memphis Soul Night with our own DJs Buck Wilders, the Hook-Up, and Memphix DJs
Cory Branan on our front porch
Jim Dickinson played here a few times!
Another Soul Night (there’s a bunch of these!)
Poster for the Will Roy Sanders documentary party
Will Roy Sanders and friend (hey, that’s Lori Gienapp McStay and a very young Hank McStay in the background!)
North Mississippi All-Stars in-store
Sir Mack Rice and the Simpletones for the Shangri-la Shindig IV at Madison Flame (formerly Antenna Club)
Memphis Jazz Blues great Calvin Newborn!
Dynamites with Charles Walker at the Hi-Tone
Memphis Blues legend Big Lucky Carter
Legendary Memphis juke-joint blues band The Fieldstones, featuring Will Roy Sanders
Ike Turner with Jared McStay
Mark Akin of the Subteens
Our own Miles Herndon with blues legend Rosco Gordon
Commercial Appeal photo of Luther Dickinson jamming on our porch – with folks seriously getting down!
John Paul Keith with Monsieur Jeffrey Evans!
Tony Joe White played here, you betcha!
Papa Tops West Coast Turnaround, Reginald, and the Fieldstones helped us celebrate a dozen years in business
Lori Gienapp McStay with Rosco Gordon
John Stirratt of Wilco (and the Hilltops!) in the house
Eric Hermeyer (aka the Hook-Up), one of Memphis’ best DJs – and he still works with us from time-to-time!
Early Memphis garage rock show!
BB Cunningham of the Hombres!
Jared McStay with Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn!
Alvin Youngblood Hart in the house!
Lucero, Simple Ones, Antenna Shoes, New Mary Jane, and DJs Buck Wilders and the Hook-Up played our 20th Anniversary party!
Robby Grant of Big Ass Truck, Mouserocket, Vending Machine (and a slew of other great bands)
Otha Turner in-store!
Roy Berry, drummer extraordinaire, of Lucero and the Simple Ones!
Bloodthirsty Lovers, Bo-Keys, and the Memphix DJs helped us celebrate Xmas in 2001
Another killer Xmas show with Mouserocket, Ultracats and Stiverspace
Xmas Party with Tyler Keith’s Preachers Kids, and Scott Bomar’s Bo-Keys!
Xmas Party with the Porch Ghouls, Villains, and Chopper Girl!
Killer Xmas party with Harlan T. Bobo, the Glitches, and DJs Buck Wilders and the Hook-Up!
Shangri-La sweeties: Jared and Lori Gienapp McStay
So many great bands have played here!
Shangri-La alums JD Reager, Jameson Sweiger with Jared McStay
Shangri-La sponsored the amazing Gospel Starlite Revue featuring Rev. John Wilkins
Grifters and Ex-Cult played an amazing show for our 25th Anniversary party at Minglewood (killer poster by Josh Breeden)
Referee Jerry Calhoun helped promote Sputnik, Masked Men, and Midgets: the Early Days of Memphis Wrestling book!
Great Xmas Party with the Dirty Streets, Glorie and DJs Buck Wilder and the Hook-Up!
The short-lived Memphis Pops Fest, but look at that killer bill – wow!
Our Record Swaps eventually morphed into Sweatfest, Purgefest, and the Purgening!
“Staff” in-store featuring Tim Prudhomme, Jeff Bouck, and Tripp Lamkins!
Killer Xmas party with Jack Oblivian and the Tearjerkers, Those Darlins (featuring Kelley Anderson), and DJs Buck Wilders and The Hook-Up!
We’ve been around awhile…
We even put on comedy shows! This was a benefit for St. Jude’s featuring Comma Comedians
Sons of Mudboy have played a few great shows here: Paul Taylor, Luther Dickinson, Steve Selvidge, Jimmy Crosthwaite, Ben Baker, Luke White and Cody Dickinson (not pictured)
Live on the radio at Purgefest with Chris Vernon!
The Black Lips entertain an enthusiastic Shangri-La crowd