Walking in Memphis

 In Abstracts, Oils, Red's Art, The Blues

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Medium: Oil

Original sizes:
  • 18" x 24"
Print sizes:
  • 18" x 24"
  • 24" x 18"

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Walking in MemphisWas walking with my feet ten feet off of BealeWalking in MemphisBut do I really feel the way I feel?

Perhaps you have heard the song “Walking in Memphis” by the artist Marc Cohn. The above lyrics are the refrain for the song.

Walking in Memphis Abstract by Red hung vertically on dark Blue wall Walking in Memphis Abstract by Red hung on dark Blue wall

The song begins with the below lyrics and captures my attention immediately. Especially the beautiful musical intro with Marc playing the piano. I really like Marc Cohn’s sultry voice and great tone.

Put on my blue suede shoesAnd I boarded the planeTouched down in the land of the Delta BluesIn the middle of the pouring rainW.C. Handy, won’t you look down over me?Yeah, I got a first class ticketBut I’m as blue as a boy can be

Walking in Memphis Abstract by Red hung on Green Gray Wall

This song was Marc’s self-titled debut album (Atlantic – 1991). “It spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991, and has since been covered by Cher and Lonestar, among others. But for me, I prefer to listen to Marc’s version which will always inspire and move me. For it never gets old and seems to easily touch my soul. So, if you would like to listen to it just click on the link below, I think you will thoroughly enjoy the experience. Just wait to hear the lyrics “Saw the ghost of Elvis On Union Avenue” or “They’ve got catfish on the table, They’ve got gospel in the air”. The song has much to offer musically and literally.  Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn

Walking in Memphis Abstract by Red hung over floating shelf Walking in Memphis Abstract by Red hung on Brick Wall

A Small Oil Abstract

After creating this small abstract with its blue overtones highlighted with touches of yellow, white and pink, the walking in Memphis song came to mind, hence the title for this particular painting.

Walking in Memphis Small abstract by Red with white Frame   Walking in Memphis Small abstract by Red with White Frame 22x18

Framed Oil Abstract 18″ x 22″ or 22″ x 18″.

Dare to Feel,

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