The blues developed in Mississippi towns and cities in significant ways. Within urban worlds, musicians lived in black neighborhoods where blues clubs and house parties thrived. These neighborhoods provided greater protection and economic opportunities for performers who moved there from surrounding rural areas. Musicians polished their blues styles and became celebrities in Delta towns like Leland and Clarksdale, in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson, and in Memphis, Tennessee. Within these urban worlds, the blues were heard on the radio and in barbershops and clothing stores, as well as in clubs. They became a familiar part of the fabric of daily life.