Mickey Murray with DJs Jim McGuinn and Bill DeVille

and Hipshaker DJs Brian Engel and Greg Waletski
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00pm

Standing show

Mickey Murray

The return of Sixties' soul singer Mickey Murray! Back in 1967, Mickey Murray had a million-selling single on his hands with his version of Otis Redding's Shout Bamalama, released on Sun Records' SSS International label. Mickey toured with Wilson Pickett, opened regularly for Aretha Franklin, and hung out with James Brown, which helped Mickey get a new record deal with King Records in 1968, yielding the LP People Are Together. The album was controversial because of racially-charged lyrics, and received little radio play. According to Mickey, it may not even have had a proper retail release, with a few copies remaining only as a "promo" obscurity that collectors occasionally dig out.

This is where local label Secret Stash enter the picture. They're reissuing the entire LP, as well as a 45 that Mickey originally released on Federal Records. Tonight, Secret Stash is proud to unveil the re-issue of People Are Together. The evening will start with a DJ set from 89.3 The Current staffers Jim McGuinn and Bill DeVille, followed by a DJ set from Hipshaker DJs Brian Engel and Greg Waletski, and comcluding with a live performance by Mickey Murray himself!

Beer special: To help you get in the mood, $4 special on Summit pints before 9.30pm!

 Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 2 ($1 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (small fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (fees apply) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • All Cedar shows are all ages.
  • Students with ID may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.


Mickey Murray
Sixties' soul singer Mickey Murray had a million selling single in about ’67 with the song Shout Bamalama on an small label called SSS International, but has sadly been largely absent from the performing music scene in the subsequent decades.Mickey toured...

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