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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 […]

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Beale Street,Memphis

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 […]

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Travels With Jonathon…Memphis and Civil Rights

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 […]

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Feelings About the South

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 […]

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