Tuesday Tune: ‘Walking in Memphis’ by Marc Cohn
Put on my blue suede shoes and
I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain
Good luck getting that tune out of your head!
Marc Cohn is the mastermind behind the timeless song “Walking in Memphis,” and he’ll be performing that one, among other hit songs, in McGlohon Theater Saturday, July 12.
Cohn is one of the best storytellers in the business, and his concerts reflect that. Not only does he perform his eloquently written songs, but he also tells stories along the way, creating a truly intimate and unique concert experience.
It has been 23 years since the release of his debut album “Marc Cohn,” which included “Walking in Memphis.” Watch the official music video below.
Since its original release, “Walking in Memphis” has been covered by some of the best in the business. Listen to a couple of those here!
Cher released her version is Europe in 1995.
Country music band Lonestar released it as a single in 2003.