Places to park a bus at night: Across the street from the Pyramid. Just straddle (and pay) for two car spots.
Must-see club: Raiford's, 115 Vance Ave (a couple blocks down from Beale Street).

We found out about Raiford's from the bartender at Automatic Slim's (83 S 2nd St). He included it among his three must-see clubs (we told him we'd never been to Memphis and were here for only one night). The other two clubds were B.B. King's and The Lounge.

More on Raiford's later...