By Marcia DeSanctis

Informed in a chain of trendy, unique essays, 100 areas in France each lady may still Go is for the intense Francophile, for the girl dreaming of a visit to Paris, and if you happen to love crisp tales well-told. like every nice commute writing, this quantity is going past the guidebook and gives perception not just approximately the place to head yet why to move there. Combining suggestion, memoir and meditations at the glories of touring via France, this publication is the must-have on your carry-on whilst flying to Paris.

Award-winning author Marcia DeSanctis attracts on years of travels and dwelling in France to guide you thru vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. those a hundred entries trap artwork, heritage, nutrients, clean air and magnificence and alongside the best way, she tells the tales of interesting ladies who replaced the country’s future. experience a white horse within the Camargue, locate Paris’s hidden museums, attempt thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and purchase raspberries at Nice’s Cour Saleya marketplace. From attractive to literary, non secular to easily lovely, 100 areas in France each lady should still Go is an necessary spouse for the shrewdpermanent and curious vacationer to France.

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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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