Memphis – Home of the Blues – Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Frank H. Jump

WC Handy Park © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Elvis © Frank H. Jump

Old Beale Street is coming down
Sweeties’ Snack Bar, boarded up now
And Egles The Tailor and the Shine Boy’s gone
Faded out with ragtime blues
Handy’s cast in bronze
And he’s standing in a little park
With a trumpet in his hand
Like he’s listening back to the good old bands
And the click of high heeled shoes
Old Furry sings the blues

-Furry Sings the Blues, Hejira
(1976) Joni Mitchell

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