An amp with a strong heritage
Beale Street in Memphis (TN) is one of America’s most iconic streets. Beale Street is the birthplace of Blues. We’ve all heard of Memphis Blues and even if some of you have not, you have definitely heard this street mentioned in a few famous songs.
Marc Cohn’s world famous song “Walking in Memphis” mentions it in the chorus with the line “…walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale”.
B.B. King started here and was known as “The Beale Street Blues Boy”.
Beale Street is also a very important place in black history. Many clubs, restaurants and shops were owned by African-Americans. Between the 20s and 40s legends like Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Rufus Thomas and Rosco Gordon played on Beale and developed the Memphis Blues.