And WC Handy will still look down on him… Rainy Days and Songdays celebrates Tyson Fury as he goes Walking in Vegas and Memphis.
The Gypsy King has become as big a headliner in Vegas as Celine Dion, Elton John and The Osmonds (yes, really).
The World Heavyweight champion brought the house down when he adapted another American classic in the ring after defeating Deontay Wilder, who really ought to have had the home fans in the palm of his destructive hands.
Now we’ll forgive Tyson for being disorientated.
And not quite knowing his surroundings after Wilder put him on the seat of his pants during the fight.
Because WC Handy was an Alabaman, who made his name in Memphis, Tennessee, as the Father of the Blues.
Tyson would be a thousand miles away though if he had touched down in the land of the Delta Blues.
The Delta being the juncture in the Mississippi.
Although the Beale which Marc Cohen was referring to was Beale Street in Memphis.
On the Strip
Mind you Vegas can recreate anywhere in the world in their own image.
Head down the Strip and you will almost think you have been transported to Paris or ancient Egypt.
And an anecdote here to prove my point.
Jetlagged on my arrival in Vegas I laid down on my triple bed in The Palazzo in the afternoon.
And against my better judgment I fell asleep.
Only to be woken up by a call from our host Tryphavana to say the party was sitting down for dinner at the Venetian.
The Grand Canal
Wiping my eyes, still in sleepy mode, I passed by gondolas on the Grand Canal.
And walked through to the restaurant and an Italian feast.
Looking up I saw a fresco of the Creation of Adam.
Sure, Vegas can recreate the world in their own image.
So go ahead, me and Tyson Fury love Walking in Vegas and Memphis.