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 Post subject: Pam Tillis records Two Kings
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Pam Tillis records Two Kings: Have you ever heard a song for the first time and gotten goosebumps?

That happened to me the moment I heard “Two Kings.”

“Two Kings” blends the legacies of two different men who had an impact on the social and cultural means of how we live: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley.

Singer and now songwriter Pam Tillis co-wrote the inspirational track with Brenda O’Brien, not knowing how the song would be received. They had to have known that they had written something special.

Tillis is no stranger to music. During the ’90s, she dominated the country music charts and won a CMA for Female Vocalist of the Year. I don’t believe you could turn on a country station without hearing one her hits, like “When You Walk In The Room,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “Spilled Perfume,” or her trademark classic, “Maybe It Was Memphis.”

I love a great voice, and I beg you to find a better singer to perform “Maybe It Was Memphis.” Tillis sang the pants off that song. Her crystal-clear voice takes you to the limit when she belts out the chorus.

“Two Kings” isn’t the norm for country radio. This track carefully blends the genres of R&B and country together. She performs the song in duet with R&B newcomer Kris Thomas.

Tillis has long excelled as a storyteller, but with this track, it goes much further. Her bluesy vocals coupled with Thomas’ smooth sound makes for an awesome pairing.

I always love it when artists think outside the box. Great things can happen when you aren’t afraid to let it happen. Case in point: Robert Plant and Alison Kraus. Their music was pure magic. The same rings true for Tillis and Thomas. Their styles give way to the moment captured in the song. This is big.

“Two Kings walked through Memphis, one had a dream, one had a song. But each man brought a message of love that lives on and on and on. And though the Mississippi River can hardly hold our tears the legacy they left us with we’ll treasure through the years. Remembering two Kings...”
Those lyrics are powerful. The backing choir gives the song a heavenly gospel feel, almost anthem-like.

Welcome back, Pam! And, Kris, I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot from you.
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 Post subject: Re: Pam Tillis records Two Kings
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:44 pm 
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:hello: Yes Liliane this Video is Beautiful, and I to Got the Chills and Tears. Thank You for Posting this! :love:

 Post subject: Re: Pam Tillis records Two Kings
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:47 am 
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THANK YOU so much, Liliane.

That video touched my heart deeply... I also cried. I followed Martin Luther King paces at the time -and after. I felt so much close to his claim...! And Elvis has been a bright star in my skies... then and now... They both knew the sense of LOVE and dared to follow peacefully its path with their full being compromissed in it.

What touches my heart is the recognizance of their value and effort by one that also knows what Love is, in such a beautiful way. Of course, LOVE always talks through Beauty. Image

Amanda Viola

Elvis said: "LOVE is what it's all about." :*::*: Now I know it's true.
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