Of the cities I’ve lived in, Memphis was my favorite. It’s just too far from “home” and from the water, but a great city. It’s on my mind.
Walkin’ in Memphis, Marc Cohn
I loved Memphis in May, The Pyramid, Mud Island, and The Redbirds. The people are inviting, genuine and eclectic. The skyline is dynamic and downtown has seen a pretty amazing transformation.
Memphis Skyline, Rufus Wainwright
Memphis’ musical history started with W.C. Handy, “King of the Blues”, and was elevated to new heights by Elvis Presley and Sam Phillips. Via Sun Records, Memphis produced Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and “The King” himself.
Memphis, TN, Chuck Berry & John Lennon
Memphis continues to be a “crossroads” from East to West, North to South, where music, good food, and great people meet.
I’ve Been to Memphis, Lyle Lovett
While different from Nashville in the type of music produced, Memphis is a “music” city….just a little more nitty gritty.
Music Makin’ Mama from Memphis, Hank Snow
A storied and turbulent history produces a spirit of perseverance there…an air of survival. It’s truly a Gateway to the Deep South.
My Heart’s in Memphis, Irma Thomas
From B.B. King to Stax superstars, Memphis has produced music that has shaped musical history with its wondrous “soul”.
Memphis Soul Stew, King Curtis
With fond remembrance of a great old, new city….I kinda feel this way:
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Bob Dylan
Is everything old, new again?