Byline: Steve Johnson and Louise Kiernan
Music is inescapable in Memphis, billed as the birthplace of rock `n' roll, home of the blues and for a long time a leading producer of R&B. Perhaps feeling the weight of this legacy, artists, it seems, don't just write songs about Memphis; they write great songs about Memphis.
Our candidates for a Memphis mix tape, the perfect soundtrack to any visit there:
"The Memphis Blues," W.C. Handy. The original blues song?
"Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again," Bob Dylan. Stuck with the original blues song?
"Memphis in the Meantime," John Hiatt. "At least we can get a decent …