Along Highway 61 blues came in the 30s and 40s from the south to the recording studios in Chicago, Memphis and New York and contributed to the foundations of jazz and rock and roll. Therefore 61 is also called the "Blues Highway".
In 2005, the Mississippi Blues Trail was created by placing display and information panels.
Old Highway 61
Route 61 runs through the states Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana; from Chicago to New Orleans.
The Old Highway 61 is not the modern dual carriageway, but the old route; a paved two-lane road from Memphis (Tennessee), Clarksdale (The Crossroads, Mississippi) to Tunica (The Gateway to the Blues, Mississippi) and New Orleans (Louisiana).
Take Route 61 from Memphis and take the 161 direction Walls. After one and a half km turn right, then it is three blocks from The Old Highway.
Take a look in a southern district of Memphis (see slider below and wait for begin photo). To end up at Beale Street, Down Town.
Sources 61: visittheusa.com, msbluestrail.org, travelnation.co.uk, bluefrontbluesroom.org, pbs.org, Streetview Google, Wikipedia