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The Blues Hall of Fame Museum opened in downtown Memphis 2 years ago, but I had never been. A few days ago The Daughter and I went. From the website:
Our visitors will enjoy 10 individualized galleries with interactive touchscreen displays along with three master databases where they can hear the music, watch videos, and read the stories of each of our inductees. In addition, each gallery houses one-of-a-kind memorabilia..Enter at street level and enjoy the free exhibits in the lobby before you go down to the museum proper.
We thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly go back. I'm including photos of just a few of the musicians and some of their music.
They had Alberta Hunter's Amtrak Blues album on display, and that was always one of my favorites.
If you're not familiar with it, you can listen to one of the songs here:
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
on Get Up!
Bobby "Blue" Bland
singing his I Pity the Fool:
singing Porcupine Meat:
on his Tired of Tryin':
singing Midnight Special (1944):
on Baby, Please Don't Go:
sings Down in Mississippi:
W. C. Handy
plays his St. Louis Blues:
It's a fascinating place! We could've stayed all day and listened to every musical track they had available, but we got hungry so walked down to Beale Street for lunch.