Memphis Music

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  • Brad Deckard

    Im from Memphis and I agree!  Also, Memphis is the city name dropped in more songs than any other city.   I could help out with this one.

    Off the top of my head in addition to those above you'd have artists as wide ranging as Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Three Six Mafia, Aretha Franklin, Big Star, Todd Snider, BB King,  

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    1. Elvis Presley - Burning Love

    2.  B.B. King - Why I Sing the Blues

    3.  Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog

    4. Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis

    5. Big Star - Thirteen

    6. The Replacements - Alex Chilton

    7. Aretha Franklin - Respect

    8. Chuck Berry - Memphis, Tennessee

    9. Three Six Mafia - Hard Out Here For a Pimp

    10. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body

    11. Todd Snider - Too Soon To Tell

    12. Johnny Cash - I Never Picked Cotton

    13. 8Ball & MJG - Just Like Candy

    14. The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself

    15. Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay

    16. Roy Orbison - You Got It

    17. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire

    18. John Hiatt - Memphis in the Meantime

    19. Fantasia - Lose to Win

    20. Ike and Tina Turner - Proud Mary

    21. Sam and Dave - Hold On, I'm Coming

    22. Isaac Hayes - Theme from Shaft

    23. Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions

    24. The Mar-Keys - Last Night

    25. Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour

    26. Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y

    27. Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood

    28. Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

    29. Al Green - Take Me To the River

    30. Mable John - Your Good Thing (Is About to Come To an End)

    31. The Dramatics - Whatcha See is Whatcha Get

    32. Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again

    33. North Mississippi All Stars - Shake 'Em On Down

    34. Lucero - What Are You WIlling to Lose?

    35. Alvin Youngblood Hart - Big Mama's Door

    36. Memphis Minnie - When the Levee Breaks

    37. Memphis Jug Band - Cocaine Habit Blues

    38. Yo Gotti - 5 Star

    39. Bobby "Blue" Bland - Farther Up the Road

    40. Memphis Slim - Every Day I Have the Blues

    41. WC Handy - Farewell Blues

    42. Willie Mitchell - Soul Serenade

    43. Charlie Musselwhite - Where Highway 61 Runs

    44. Project Pat - Chickenhead

    45. Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me

    46. Jeff Buckley - Everybody Here Wants You

    47. Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors

    48. Saliva - Always

    49. Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs - Lil' Red Riding Hood

    50. Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man

    51. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning

    52. John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

    53. Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

    54. Lil Wyte - Oxy Cotton

    55. Kirk Whalum - Make Me a Believer

    56. Carl Perkins - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

    57. Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot

    58. Cowboy Jack Clement - Guess Things Happen That Way

    59. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm

    60. BB King - The Trill is Gone

    61. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel

    62. Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries 

    63. Grace Askew - Tennessee Got The Best of Me

    64. Valerie June - The No Draws Blues

    65. Star & Micey - I Can't Wait

    66. Amy Lavere - Killing Him

    67. Al Kapone - We On Deck

    68. Cory Branan - The Prettiest Waitress in Memphis

    69. Mott the Hoople - All the Way From Memphis

    70. Guy Clark - Baby Took a LImo to Memphis

    71. The Band - Back to Memphis

    72. Louis Armstrong - Beale Street Blues

    73, Lucinda Williams - Memphis Pearl

    74. Pam Tillis - Maybe it Was Memphis

    75. Lisa Marie Presley - Lights Out

    76. Paul Simon - Graceland

    77. T. Graham Brown - Memphis Women & Chicken

    78. Jimmy Buffet - Cinco de Mayo in Memphis

    79. Old Crow Medicine Show - Motel in Memphis

    80. U2 - (Pride) In the Name of Love

    81. The White Stripes - Goin' Back to Memphis

    82. Townes Van Zandt - Goin' Down to Memphis

    83. Bobby Bare - How I Got to Memphis

    84. LaVerne Baker - Hey Memphis

    85. The DeRailers - I Love Me Some Memphis

    86. The Pixies - Letter to Memphis

    87. Bob Marley - Memphis

    88. Charlie Rich - Memphis and Arkansas Bridge

    89. The Felice Brothers - Memphis Flu

    90. The Cult - Memphis Hip Shake

    91. Bon Jovi - Memphis Lives in Me

    92. Gillian Welch - Elvis Presley Blues

    93. Rufus Wainwright - Memphis Skyline

    94. Uncle Kracker - Memphis Soul Song

    95. REM - Memphis Train Blues

    96. Jimmie Rodgers - Memphis Yodel

    97. Bette Midler - Midnight in Memphis

    98. Kid Rock - Midnight Train to Memphis

    99. Hank Snow - Music Makin' Mama

    100. John Prine - Sins of Memphisto

    101. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues 

    102. Trisha Yearwood - Wrong Side of Memphis

    103. Isaac Hayes - Walk on By

    104. Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins - Brown Eyed Handsome Man

    105. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88

    106. Carl Mann - Mona Lisa

    107. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin Going On

    108. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love

    109. Todd Snider- Moondog's Tavern

    110. Ryan Beaver - Beale Street

    111. Buddy & Julie Miller - Memphis Jane

    112. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know

    113. Three Six Mafia - Stay Fly

    114. The Box Tops - Cry Like a Baby

    115. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign

    116. Tom T. Hall - That's How I Got To Memphis

    117. Egypt Central - You Make Me Sick

    118. Sheryl Crow - Steve McQueen

    119. Al Green - Let's Stay Together

    120. The Milk Carton Kids - Memphis

    121. Janis Ian - Memphis

    122. Justin Townes Earle - Memphis in the Rain

    123. Stray Cats - 18 Miles from Memphis

    124. Neil Diamond - Memphis Streets 

    125. The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

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  • Barbara Gatewood
    Great list! We need to add Muddy Waters. And both John Hiatt and the duo of Eric Clapton/BB King have recorded "Riding with the King". This would be a fun category!
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  • Brad Deckard

    agreed!!

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    1. Elvis Presley - Burning Love

    2.  B.B. King - Why I Sing the Blues

    3.  Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog

    4. Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis

    5. Big Star - Thirteen

    6. The Replacements - Alex Chilton

    7. Aretha Franklin - Respect

    8. Chuck Berry - Memphis, Tennessee

    9. Three Six Mafia - Hard Out Here For a Pimp

    10. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body

    11. Todd Snider - Too Soon To Tell

    12. Johnny Cash - I Never Picked Cotton

    13. 8Ball & MJG - Just Like Candy

    14. The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself

    15. Otis Redding - Dock of the Bay

    16. Roy Orbison - You Got It

    17. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire

    18. John Hiatt - Memphis in the Meantime

    19. Fantasia - Lose to Win

    20. Ike and Tina Turner - Proud Mary

    21. Sam and Dave - Hold On, I'm Coming

    22. Isaac Hayes - Theme from Shaft

    23. Booker T & The MG's - Green Onions

    24. The Mar-Keys - Last Night

    25. Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour

    26. Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y

    27. Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood

    28. Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

    29. Al Green - Take Me To the River

    30. Mable John - Your Good Thing (Is About to Come To an End)

    31. The Dramatics - Whatcha See is Whatcha Get

    32. Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again

    33. North Mississippi All Stars - Shake 'Em On Down

    34. Lucero - What Are You WIlling to Lose?

    35. Alvin Youngblood Hart - Big Mama's Door

    36. Memphis Minnie - When the Levee Breaks

    37. Memphis Jug Band - Cocaine Habit Blues

    38. Yo Gotti - 5 Star

    39. Bobby "Blue" Bland - Farther Up the Road

    40. Memphis Slim - Every Day I Have the Blues

    41. WC Handy - Farewell Blues

    42. Willie Mitchell - Soul Serenade

    43. Charlie Musselwhite - Where Highway 61 Runs

    44. Project Pat - Chickenhead

    45. Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me

    46. Jeff Buckley - Everybody Here Wants You

    47. Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors

    48. Saliva - Always

    49. Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs - Lil' Red Riding Hood

    50. Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man

    51. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning

    52. John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

    53. Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe

    54. Lil Wyte - Oxy Cotton

    55. Kirk Whalum - Make Me a Believer

    56. Carl Perkins - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

    57. Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot

    58. Cowboy Jack Clement - Guess Things Happen That Way

    59. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm

    60. BB King - The Trill is Gone

    61. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel

    62. Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries 

    63. Grace Askew - Tennessee Got The Best of Me

    64. Valerie June - Workin' Woman Blues

    65. Star & Micey - I Can't Wait

    66. Amy Lavere - Killing Him

    67. Al Kapone - We On Deck

    68. Cory Branan - The Prettiest Waitress in Memphis

    69. Mott the Hoople - All the Way From Memphis

    70. Guy Clark - Baby Took a LImo to Memphis

    71. The Band - Back to Memphis

    72. Louis Armstrong - Beale Street Blues

    73, Lucinda Williams - Memphis Pearl

    74. Pam Tillis - Maybe it Was Memphis

    75. Lisa Marie Presley - Lights Out

    76. Paul Simon - Graceland

    77. T. Graham Brown - Memphis Women & Chicken

    78. Jimmy Buffet - Cinco de Mayo in Memphis

    79. Old Crow Medicine Show - Motel in Memphis

    80. U2 - (Pride) In the Name of Love

    81. The White Stripes - Goin' Back to Memphis

    82. Townes Van Zandt - Goin' Down to Memphis

    83. Bobby Bare - How I Got to Memphis

    84. LaVerne Baker - Hey Memphis

    85. The DeRailers - I Love Me Some Memphis

    86. The Pixies - Letter to Memphis

    87. Bob Marley - Memphis

    88. Charlie Rich - Memphis and Arkansas Bridge

    89. The Felice Brothers - Memphis Flu

    90. The Cult - Memphis Hip Shake

    91. Bon Jovi - Memphis Lives in Me

    92. Gillian Welch - Elvis Presley Blues

    93. Rufus Wainwright - Memphis Skyline

    94. Uncle Kracker - Memphis Soul Song

    95. REM - Memphis Train Blues

    96. Jimmie Rodgers - Memphis Yodel

    97. Bette Midler - Midnight in Memphis

    98. Kid Rock - Midnight Train to Memphis

    99. Hank Snow - Music Makin' Mama

    100. John Prine - Sins of Memphisto

    101. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues 

    102. Trisha Yearwood - Wrong Side of Memphis

    103. Isaac Hayes - Walk on By

    104. Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins - Brown Eyed Handsome Man

    105. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88

    106. Carl Mann - Mona Lisa

    107. Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin Going On

    108. Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love

    109. Todd Snider- Moondog's Tavern

    110. Ryan Beaver - Beale Street

    111. Buddy & Julie Miller - Memphis Jane

    112. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know

    113. Three Six Mafia - Stay Fly

    114. The Box Tops - Cry Like a Baby

    115. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign

    116. Tom T. Hall - That's How I Got To Memphis

    117. Egypt Central - You Make Me Sick

    118. Sheryl Crow - Steve McQueen

    119. Al Green - Let's Stay Together

    120. The Milk Carton Kids - Memphis

    121. Janis Ian - Memphis

    122. Justin Townes Earle - Memphis in the Rain

    123. Stray Cats - 18 Miles from Memphis

    124. Neil Diamond - Memphis Streets 

    125. The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

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  • Brad Deckard

    We got New York and now San Fran.  What about the birthplace of Rock n Roll?

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    Please?
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  • John P

    This is the best idea!!!  Not only Stax & Sun studios & labels.  American Sound Studios (Memphis Boys) and the great Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (Al Green, Ann Peebles, OV Wright, Syl Johnson, Bill Black Combo, ... etc. etc.  Also Ardent Studios.   So many labels and artists are from or recorded in Memphis.

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