"Down Home Memphis Hospitality & Pride" Top 5 Page for this destination Memphis by richiecdisc
Memphis Travel Guide: 718 reviews and 1,639 photos
Birthplace to the blues, home to rock 'n' roll, perfecter of BBQ, Memphis has many monikers but its long history is filled with colorful characters, yellow fever outbreaks, and perhaps most sadly the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. It's hard to wander its now quiet streets and imagine what an epicenter of the south the proud city once was but its illustrious past dates back to 1819. It was home to the man who penned “Memphis Blues” which spawned a blues craze on Beale Street that made the city the undisputed Blues capitol of the world. Sun Records was based here which brought the world Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. Stax Records was the the Rhythm & Blues version with Otis Redding just one of their many acts. It's no small wonder that many of its sights are music related with visits to Graceland and Sun Records two musts. There's no shortage of current live music. Beale Street may not be quite the eye of the tornado it once was but you can come any time of day and hear bands play. Memphis might not be the force it once was but as a tourist destination it remains a strong player. With some steller attractions, a thriving restaurant/club/pub scene and early 20th century architecture, visitors will not be disappointed. But perhaps what makes the town so special is its people, a friendly lot who take their time to make you feel welcome. Down Home. Deep South. Hospitality. That's Memphis, Tennessee.
Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride
In the name of love
What more in the name of love
Going to Memphis and not eating BBQ is like going to Germany and not eating sausages. You're just missing out on something. Bad BBQ is probably hard to find but finding the best is another matter. All the research in the world isn't going to help you like asking a local. Of course, you're likely to get a lot of different responses because when it comes to BBQ everyone has their own opinion. I mean EVERYONE.
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