Monday, April 23, 2012



Hosted by Royal Studios
and a group of Skip's friends and fellow musicians.

Best known for his "wah-wah" guitar style he debuted on Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft," beloved musician Skip Pitts is now at home with hospice care in what is likely the final stages of cancer. This benefit is to assist with his medical bills and final arrangements.

  • When: Monday, April 23, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Where: Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Price: $20, plus additional donations accepted
  • Performers include: The Bo-Keys, Elmo & the Shades, Susan Marshall, A 440, Barbara Blue, Al Kapone,and Kirk Whalum.

Donation Information
To donate with a check:
Make checks payable to the Soulsville Foundation, and write Charles Skip PItts in the memo. Send to:
Soulsville Foundation
926 E. McLemore Avenue Memphis, TN 38106
Telephone: 901-946-2535

To donate via Paypal:
Send money to
Send as a gift under the personal tab, and write "Donation for Charles Skip Pitts" in the subject box to send recipient.

Monday, April 09, 2012

The Legend Continues

PART ONE - An introduction to the life and times of Sir Lattimore, who was in the midst of a comeback when he died in Pensacola one year ago.

PART TWO - The legend continues,with rumors of the musician's premature death, and how a series of tragic events brought him to Pensacola.

PART THREE - The Soul Singer finds new friends in Florida, who help him get back on his feet.

PART FOUR - As he deals with a major illness, the R&B musician is reunited with the daughter he abandoned decades before and starts to record again.

PART FIVE - About two years after moving to Pensacola, Sir Lattimore's life and career are finally back on track. Then, in an instant, it was all gone.

Nicole Sturgill is a News Anchor and Reporter for NPR member station WUWF in Pensacola. She lives just down the road from the spot where Sir Lattimore met his fate last March. I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for producing this beautiful tribute to our friend.

Series ©2012 by WUWF, all rights reserved. Used by permission.