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Friday, January 13, 2012
Country music recording artist Pam Tillis recorded this tribute song to Elvis Presley & Dr. Martin Luther King. She sings the song with upcoming R & B singer, Kris Thomas, a Memphian himself. The video was filmed in Memphis by local documentary film maker, Molly Secours. Thomas has an impressive music background. He was a member of the StreetCorner Harmonies, he also attended Stax Music Academy. He has performed with Isaac Hayes and Mavis Staples. Pam and Kris filmed the video back in Memphis. Scenes were shot on Beale Street, Mud Island, and Stax museum. Beautiful and heartfelt photos of Elvis Presley and Dr. Martin Luther King are featured in the video. Photos of fans at the annual candle light vigil for Elvis Presley are shown and photos from the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King. And today's StreetCorner Harmonies perform on the song as well. The song itself was co-written by Brenda O'Brien at a songwriter camp. O'Brien was one of Pam's students. And the song triggered Tillis. “From the moment I looked at her lyric I just heard a choir singing it,” Tillis said. “That idea fired her up so much that she pursued me for the next year to help her finish it.” Tillis said the pair worked on the song together with Tillis rewriting chunks of it along the way including the music and changing the tone of the lyrics to be more uplifting. But the singer said the extensive work was worth it. “She connected two dots that I hadn’t thought of connecting before,” Tillis explained. “I thought it was a unique idea. A lot of times at songwriter camps, there’s the same idea over and over again.” Tillis described the song as being about “two historical figures and what they have in common.” “I had to ask myself, ‘What is the connection,’” she said.
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Many of you will remember this Memphis inspired song by Pam Tillis:
Another song by Kris also filmed in Memphis:
Source: Megan Murphy