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Morning Song – Memphis In The Meantime

December 7, 2016

Paris is one thing, but how ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm once they’ve seen Memphis is the more immediate question. Or at least it was for the newly clean and sober John Hiatt back in the late 1980s.

“Memphis In The Meantime” is jam-packed with the kind of wry, witty, heartfelt, outrageous couplets—(“If we could just get off-a that beat little girl, maybe we could find the groove; At least we can get a decent meal down at the Rendezvous“)—that earned Hiatt a reputation as one of Nashville’s finest songwriters; and it rides an infectious shuffle beat and greasy rhythm guitar groove (played by the great Carl Perkins on this clip) straight up Highway 61 as smoothly and irresistibly as a 1970 Cadillac DeVille leading you to all the “…sweet as sin…” pleasures the big city has to offer.

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