By Tim Jepson, Larry Porges

For London fans of all stripes, National Geographic London publication of Lists chronicles this ever-changing urban from its historical Roman origins to the current day. equipped with at least association, the one hundred forty lists during this eclectic and highly enjoyable illustrated compendium conceal the city’s most sensible, worst, optimum, smallest, first, final, and every thing in-between. among the interesting evidence, stats, and snippets, you’ll discover:
·       the place you will discover six outdated windmills in the confines of metropolitan London
·       Why the women’s restroom at an East finish pub is principally well-liked by avant-garde artists
·       while a twister razed approximately six hundred homes and destroyed London Bridge
·       The tackle of the single London flat the place the 4 individuals of the Beatles lived together
·       Why neighborhood youngsters beat the stone obstacles outdoors the Tower of London with willow branches each 3 years
·       the place you'll find London’s 8 top waterfront pubs, seven maximum Victorian gin palaces, and ten so much historical pubs
·       Which recognized London museums nonetheless exhibit international struggle II bomb harm on their outer walls 
Royal palaces. road markets. Stellar perspectives. Cockney slang. favourite nutrition of kings. Roman ruins. secrets and techniques misplaced to time. With surprises on each web page, National Geographic London booklet of Lists takes you deep contained in the urban that by no means fails to fascinate. 

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The stone’s inscription reads: Booker W. ” His date of birth might actually be 1906. Blessed with a powerful voice and powerful arms that got a lot of sound out of a metal guitar, White first recorded in the 1930s, doing both blues and gospel. ” The song became a hit, but White had gotten into a scrape and been imprisoned at Parchman in the meantime. Upon his release in 1940, he recorded again, with the record company bringing in Washboard Sam to modernize the sound. Those recordings are highly regarded by blues fans, but White temporarily left the music world after making them.

On the other hand, some casinos present big-name soulblues acts in concert in their theaters. Call the casinos for schedules or check the listings in the Memphis (for the Tunica area), Greenville, Vicksburg, Gulfport, or Biloxi newspapers. One casino—the Horseshoe, near Robinsonville—named its theater “Bluesville” and installed a blues museum. Curiously, Bluesville’s music programming tends to be less blues-oriented than that of the other casinos. And that museum has closed. JOOK JOINTS These places (sometimes spelled “juke joints”) are not named after the jukeboxes found in them—rather, it’s the other way 19 16941-BluesTraveling3rdEd 20 8/14/08 8:18 AM Page 20 Looking for the Blues around.

Inside, people sit and drink and talk to their friends. This book includes jooks that regularly feature live music—or have atmosphere, an older clientele, and play recorded blues. But ask around. Places open and close abruptly. You might find one we missed, or one that just happens to have live music the weekend you’re in town (and the one that usually has live music just might not have it while you’re there). DANGER? Walking into any bar where you are a stranger can be unnerving. And the apprehension can be magnified when you’re far from home and don’t dress or talk like the other people there, who all seem to know each other.

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