Comfort Inn Memphis
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... recorded. These four became known as the million dollar quartet when one day Perkins(the writer and singer of Blue suede shoes and also better seller) was recording and all the other dropped in and started to jam. Even though some of them were now with different record labels the owner of Sun studios Sam Phillips recorded them illegally and you can now buy these recordings. The studios are still used today and a number of todays bands still come and record in the ...
... not to laugh hysterically, wasn't going to worry about it. We are in it to win it now. Anyway a spent the trip telling us he was Irish and we seemed Irish and didn't he look Irish, everyone said he did. I would have agreed had he not been black as the ace of spades. The Hostel was very weird, I forgot that I had a code to get in. I thought I was going to be stranded in the industrial parking lot forever, the Scottish couple weren't keen ...
... Mayor Thornton was looking for a music teacher for his Knights of Pythias Band and consulted friend Booker T. Washington, who suggested a horn player from Clarksdale, Mississippi, W. C. Handy who went onto to coin the phrase "blues" in such classics as "Beale Street Blues" and "The Memphis Blues," the former influenced the change of name from Beale Avenue to Beale Street. Soon Louis Armstrong's horn was wailing from the clubs, Muddy Waters electricity running hot, Albert King ...
Memphis felt so much more 'real' than Nashville. The main drag is closed to cars so you can wander around with plastic cups of your favourite drink (or giant guitar shaped cups if you prefer). We grabbed some frozen daiquiris and sat in the square listening to a band before giving in to the heat and seeking out AC. The caravan park we chose (the cheapest) left us a little worried about our safety, but any potential burglars ...
... in Nashville a few days ago we walked down Broadway street where all of the clubs had their artists tuned way up and you could hear the music streaming out in the street. There were also many future country stars on the street playing their instruments for people to hear. This was a lot of fun to see and listen to.
I mention that because we assumed Beale Street in Memphis would be like Broadway ...