ok lissen up blues fan ,this is a picture from my personal collection and given to me by Richard Hite ,brother of Canned Heat leader Bob Hite,back in Memphis over 20 years ago ,This is Memphis outside the train station when W C Handy stepped off the train and heard his first blues from a […]
Beale street is good fun and it’s mostly free from the people watching to the street musicians.Hordes of bikers take to the street every wednesday among a strong police look on.And they number in the hundreds with their shiney beasts parked for the tourists to gawk at.My Strand New York Books t shirt stands out […]
when i first hitch hiked at the age of 16 with a black kid i met on the road somewhere in Utah the South and i mean the Deep South looked like this ….Back in 1970.
travels with Jonathon August 31, 2011 at 5:40pm I’m on Beale St,once the gathering point for the Civil Rights movement in the early days when the shout against segregation started as grumblings and then murmurs and then mutterings and then more strident as it swelled and rallied against the racism of the day.Everything was segregated,public […]
feelings about the South September 1, 2011 at 6:42pm I like the South in a love/ hate way.I am utterly fascinated by the land with it’s rich delta of fields and fields of rows of cotton and other crops.I love the southern accent that bespeaks of a glorious time and their seeming politeness.I love the […]