Tennessee Williams lived here.
Muddy Waters' cabin site at Stovall Farms. This excerpt from Robert Gordon's biography of Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied includes a description of life on Stovall Farms. This NYTimes book review describes Alan Lomax's original field recordings of Muddy Waters.
Thanks to this guy's recommendation . . .
. . . we enjoyed a great fried catfish lunch at the Stovall Plantation Farms gas station and diner.
Here we are in Helena, Arkansas broadcast live on Sonny Payne's King Biscuit Time radio show on KFFA radio. Helena was home to legendary blues musician Robert Lockwood, Jr. who, with Sonny Boy Williamson, first broadcast live on the "King Biscuit Time" show on KFFA radio November 14, 1941.
Sonny Payne braodcasts from the Delta Cultural Center.
W.C. Handy, the father of the Blues, composed "The Memphis Blues," "The Beale Street Blues," and "The St. Louis Blues," among many others.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis occupies the Lorraine Hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968.
The museum tour also includes the boarding house across the street from where the shots are said to have been fired.
B.B. King's Blues Club on Beale Street.
Night time carriage ride around Memphis.