You'll see hognose rest'rants and chit'-lin cafes,
You'll see jugs that tell of bygone days,
And places, once palaces, now just a sham.
You'll see golden balls enough to pave
the new Jerusalem . . .
Of all the boulevards and byways that empty into Tin Pan Alley, few are as celebrated as Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. Nobody knows who the original Beale was, but the street was once a fashionable place where wealthy white men built their mansions. During the Civil War, General Ulysses Grant planned the siege of Vicksburg from headquarters on Beale...