From the early days of black & white reel-to-reel video...Beale Street is where W.C.Handy wrote the blues, where Boss Crump abused his power, and where Martin Luther King, Jr. marched days before his death in 1968. Beale Street has been the victim of Urban Renewal, and we went to the original Beale Streeters who knew and loved it best in the making of our oral history, including B.B. King, the Hooks Brothers, Bobby Blue Bland, Prince Gabe, Maurice "Fess" Hulbert, Nate D. Williams and Rufus Thomas.
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