By Steve Cheseborough

At a crossroads within the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson is expounded to have offered his soul to the satan in order that he may perhaps turn into a guitar virtuoso and King of the Delta Blues.

Blues touring: The Holy websites of Delta Blues will let you know the place that mythical deal was once imagined to were made and consultant you to all of the different hallowed grounds that nourished Mississippi's signature music.

Johnson, Mississippi John harm, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, Little Milton, Elvis Presley, Bobby Rush, Junior Kimbrough, R. L. Burnside-the record of serious artists with Mississippi connections is going on and on.

A journey via Mississippi blues websites is a pilgrimage each song lover should make once or more in an entire life, to work out the juke joints and church buildings, to go to the birthplaces and graves of blues greats, to stroll down the dusty roads and over the levee, to devour a few barbeque and vegetables, to sit down at the financial institution of the Mississippi River, and to listen to a few down-home blues music.

Blues touring is the 1st and in simple terms guidebook to Mississippi's musical locations and blues background. With photos, maps, easy-to-follow instructions, and an informative, interesting textual content, this publication will lead you out and in of Clarksdale, Greenwood, Helena (Arkansas), Rolling Fork, Jackson, Natchez, Bentonia, Rosedale, Itta Bena, and dozens of different locales that generations of blues musicians have lived in, traveled via, and sung approximately. tales, legends, and lyrics are woven into the textual content in order that every one backroad and barroom comes alive.

Touring Mississippi with Blues touring is like having a well informed and unique consultant at your aspect. Even individuals with no speedy plans to go to Mississippi will get pleasure from analyzing the ebook for its images, descriptions, and lore that might expand their figuring out and increase their appreciation of the blues.

Steve Cheseborough is an autonomous pupil and blues musician. His paintings has been released in residing Blues, Blues entry, Mississippi, and the Southern sign in.

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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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