Beale Street, Memphis Tennessee

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Apr 282011
 

Along with Bourbon St in New Orleans, Beale Street would have to be one of the most famous music streets in the USA. No trip to Memphis would be complete without a visit here. My impressions? First up, the similarities between Bourbon and Beale Streets cannot be overlooked: They are both blocked off to traffic […]

The Stax Museum, Memphis Tennessee

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Apr 282011
 

Let’s start with the strange bit: I’m white, and I’m Jewish. But I feel a very strong connection to the black music of the ’60s and early ’70s: the soul music that came from the Stax studios on McElhone Ave in Memphis Tennessee. A very strong musical connection: I’ve been interested and involved in music […]

T-Mobile in the USA – Unimpressive.

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Apr 272011
 

I’m currently travelling in the southern areas of the USA. New Orleans for Jazzfest is my primary mission, but I’ve decided to visit a few new places along the way, so I’m currently in Memphis Tennessee. More on that later. But in the meantime, I felt that I needed to have some means of phone […]