My husband and I took a day trip to Memphis. We decided to drive up for some Memphis BBQ. After living in Texas, we've become a bit of BBQ snobs. We are on the hunt for the perfect BBQ joint in every state. We've had so much BBQ you'd think our blood was made of sauce. We have our favorites in Texas but enjoy trying to locate good BBQ across the South.
Highway 61 is considered the Blues Highway. It starts from New Orleans and ends in Minnesota. However, the Blues Highway is the stretch that runs through the Mississippi Delta. The junction of Highways 61 and 49 is considered the famous "Crossroads." This is where legendary blues player, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil in order to master the blues.
As you cross into the Magnolia state
Really cool retro jukebox
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Four guitars signed by various musicians like U2, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson, etc.
Gibson Guitar Factory where you can see how guitars are made
Guitars belonging to B.B. King
Above the entrance to Sun Records Studio
Legendary Sun Studio where Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash got their starts.
My husband doing his best Elvis impersonation
Actual room where Elvis, Johny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison U2 and many more recorded.
The original sign they used back in the 1950s
My feet standing where Elvis use to practice and record
I tried to get a picture of the cool retro soda counter inside of Sun Records but some dude photo bombed me. At least he smiling and cheerful. Look at that picture on the wall above the counter. The picture is of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johny Cash, and Elvis. Elvis happened to stop by when Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins were in the studio. They called Johnny Cash and all had a really cool jam session. If you go on the tour you'll be able to hear them play and discuss the music.