A. Schwab Trading Co.

163 Beale Street

Memphis, TN 38013

(901) 523-9782


Store Hours

Monday-Wednesday 12pm-6pm

Thursday 12pm-8pm

Friday-Saturday 12pm-9pm

Sunday 11am-6pm

Beale Street Brass Note for Andrew “Sunbeam” Mitchell

This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30 at 3pm at A. Schwab

Mitchell owned the old Club Paradise and several nightclubs and businesses on Beale Street. For four decades, Mitchell’s clubs featured some of the biggest names in rhythm and blues. On any given night, patrons at his clubs might see performers such as Ike and Tina Turner, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fred Ford, Stan Kenton, Lou Rawls, Little Richard, Denise LaSalle, Joe Simon, Count Basie, Albert King and Tyrone Davis. Several artists got their starts at his clubs, including Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, B.B. King, Little Junior Parker, Johnny Ace and others.