Sometimes a song does not get released for one reason or another, and many times the songwriter/singer gives up and just accepts what certain people in the music industry say about the song. Well, this is not the case with Ted Harris, and a song he wrote and recorded in in the 1990's, called "Memphis City Sound." This song pays tribute to the Rockabilly era of Memphis and the legends that were propelled into the spotlight by the late/great owner of "Sun Records," Sam Phillips.
Ted, whose band is "The Express Band," pushed his song hard, and was almost successful in having a music video of it released, with some of the legends making appearances in the video, but the unthinkable happened---the Rockabilly Heroes that were still around, began dying, with Jerry Lee Lewis as the only person named in the song, being still alive and still performing. These deaths resulted in the music industry's decision, not to make and release the video.
Ted was, and is, determined to get this song on a record label, and things are beginning to finally happen with the original version, as it was chosen as an opening song in the movie "Trey," which was filmed in the Memphis area, and is due to be released in 2013. Also Ted is planning to do a remake of the song, with updated lyrics. Keep your eyes on this man, The Express Band and Memphis City Sound (Not to be confused with Memphis City Chorus).
Also, in addition to the links above, you can visit The Express Band's Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ExpressBandMemphis. The band members as of this writing are:
Ted Harris - Vocals/Guitar/Aux Percussion
Johnny Miller - Lead Guitar
John Bean - Keyboards/Vocals/Guitar
Rickey Griggs - Bass Guitar
Cortez “TAZZ” Fields - Drums
Lucy Black - Vocals
Laura Starnes - Vocals/Aux Percussion
Virginia Miller - Sound Engineer