[Me in an email to Jill Morrison of the Memphis National Tour:]
“Hey Jill, Hope all is well. Do you think the National Tour would be willing to film something for the Broadway company that we can play at closing? Let me know! Hockadoo, Carolyn”
[Jill in an email response back to me:]
“Hi Carolyn! actually, we are planning on recording a cover of “Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn and putting together a music video of messages and photos. is that Ok? -Jill”
[Me, having been revived after passing out:]
“Jill! Are you serious?? Do you even know about the MEMPHIS connection to that song? OMG. I am dying- that’s amazing. i cannot wait. xoxo, Carolyn”
[Jill back to me:]
“I’m so glad you like the idea- what’s the MEMPHIS connection? The song is going to feature Bryan on verse 1, Felicia verse 2, Jill on Chorus, Rhett on Bridge, Will on verse 3, all of us and back-ups by Kyle Leland and some other cast members for final two choruses. Dave on guitar, Alvin on Piano, Trevor on Drums, Enzo on bass, Max on Sax. All the musicians/singers on the recording have also shared the Broadway stage in MEMPHIS.”
[Me to Jill:]
“I’m like a kid on Christmas. I can’t wait.”
Well, Memphis fans- wait no further. Here is the video message to the Broadway company of Memphis from the National Tour. I’m obsessed with their voices. And as for the MEMPHIS connection? Musician Marc Cohn used to be MEMPHIS conceiver, George W. George’s son-in-law, who wrote that song after visiting him in Memphis, TN. Talk about a full circle moment.
And I LOVE the use of filming the actors feet during the show–Walking In MEMPHIS, indeed.
Bravo Huey Company….and thank you.