Friday, 10 September 2010

Walking in Memphis

Yesterday was epic, possibly one of the best days of our lives.

Following our adventurous and sleep deprived night we were up early and headed over to the King's home, Graceland. Emotional doesn't begin to describe it - at one point we thought T-Bone was going to hide in the Jungle Room and spend the night there! From his underground den to the converted racquet court that now holds all of his gold discs and awards the place is special. It was brought to a tear jerking end when we all stood around Elvis' grave and paid our respects. Definitely worth a visit - the additional $4 for the platinum tour is definitely worth it so you can step inside his plane and see his cars.

From there we made a quick dash down the road to meet up with some more soul legends at the magical Stax Records soul musuem. We interviewed one of the Mad Lads and one of the Bar-Kays as we wandered around the exhibits and they filled us in on what it was like at Stax in the early years and why it was so magical. Full interview to follow.

The day was capped off with another visit to Beale Street via the incredible Rendezvous Rib House down by Beale Street -RIP Bodeans! These guys have been on the go since the mid-'40s and their dry-rub ribs are out of this world.

Today it's on to Sun Records and the American Civil Rights Museum before a drive to Clarksdale. Stay with us. 

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