Thanks for joining in the conversation!
FYI I've almost completed a sort of agenda,which of course can be amended at the drop of a hat,I have routed a self imposed southern tour starting in Memphis Tenn at the spring music fest, just recieved confirmation of my slot, will have Lil'Lisa vocals and Mac Magee on Bass,Woody Pounds on Guitar and Hammond B3,After that weekend will head south and hit every Juke Joint along the way, down ending in Austin Tx. I may not be able to have everyone with me during this jaunt, But I want to take plenty of Pic's along the way, take my good ole time to record every event, I have requested slots at 3 other festivals but have not received any confirmations, will keep everyone posted. I did a little of this in 2002 took a week, and ran into the most incredible people and players,was not prepared No camera etc. just played with every one I could,But when I complete this Holiday, I would like to have Book materials to record this vacation. I'am taking a motor home this time so I can set right in the Parking lots, or drive ways of the Road houses I run into,Back roads only no interstates.will have recording eq. with me as well.This has been a life dream to be able to do this,So hopefully the Doc's and Surgeons will do their thing, and I will be good ta go!! Really don't like ta call it a Blues cruse cuz You run into all sorts of Styles, I like the term Juke Music better! BTW Alvin has a standing invite to come along incognito of course, we can pick a juke name for him,Might even let him Play!! HAHAHA ROAD TRIP!!!
From left to right, Lady is The wife Of Charlie Olson far left,Of the House Rockers.
Next is Jimmy King, of the subway Lounge,and Movie Last of the Mississippi Juke Joints, a very wonderful Man and friend, Every time he hears my thick Les Paul sound, he always sez, Now Dats da Blues!!!Next is Abdul singer with the House Rockers, and a great entertainer, this was takin at Shemmels in Jackson Mississippi
Sounds like a whole lotta fun - looking forward to pictures and hopefully some sound clips too!
Have fun, Ronnie! Make lots of recordings, some YouTube posts would be great! Just play your rear off, buddy!
I agree with Dave,,make some video for us...a "Roadamentary"....Hope your physical ailments are a thing of the past...hope you have great experience..
well,we have till next spring, Now if we could convince Our Fearless leader to make a visit to the home of America's Music. Mississippi! I would even pay his air fare and cook every night on da grill, polish his strings,and make him wear his seat belt!!And go blow some walls outta some juke joints!!
Brotha Ron...You have my email address...Let Janet and I know when you hit Texas, and where your next stop(s) will be...
Sure will Glenn!! Here is a list of the Jukes in Mississippi as you see it could never end, and Believe me I have over the Years Been to many of these and Played a few. But want to Play many more.
Site name Descriptive Phrase Comments Reference (title and page) Street address City County
308 Blues Club juke joint and restaurant Live Blues entertainment from the Mississippi Delta every Friday and Saturday. Hear the finest in local and national Blues music in our newly renovated facility. Mississippi Tourism web site 308 Depot Ave. Indianola, MS Sunflower
930 Blues Café juke joint/restaurant Live blues at lunch and supper almost every day. Great food. http://www.jesdablues.com/about_us.htm 930 Congress St. Jackson Hinds
Abbay and Leatherman Plantation Plantations Where Robert Johnson spent most of his childhood. He learned the jew's harp, harmonica, and guitar here, learning from Willie Brown and Son House. This is also the site of a large Indian mound, from the top of which Hernando de Soto first saw the Mississippi River. Blues Traveling, p. 52. Also the Tunica Museum guide Highway 304 4 miles west of U.S. 61 Robinsonville Tunica
Ace Records recording studio two buildings north of the Speir studio Blues Traveling, p. 161 241 Farish St. Jackson Hinds
Aikei Pro's Record Shop music store Interesting mix of music and second hand itmes. Lots of old records, and a serious empahsis on north Mississippi blues Blues Traveling p 200 125 N. Center St. Holly Springs Marshall
Airport Grocery Indoor venues/clubs Live music is occasionally staged here. Willie Foster recorded a live album here. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Highway 8 Cleveland Bolivar
Alamo Theater Historic Building Built in 1950's, restored in 1996, famous for performances by Otis Spann, Dortohy Moore, jazz acts, vaudeville, etc. Blues Traveling, p. 163 333 N. Farish St. jackson Hinds
Anthony's restaurant "faux-jook-joint" with live blues on first Saturday of each month Blues Traveling p 188 116 Main St. West Point Clay
Armenter Chatmon grave Cemetary/headstones Blues Musician. Better known as "Bo Carter," he was a multi-talented blues instrumentalist and singer. The half-brother of blues singer Charley Patton and brother of blues singer Sam Chatmon, Bo Carter carved his niche in blues history as a member of the group known as the "Mississippi Sheiks." He began playing music before the year 1920 in rural Mississippi, and by the late 1920s, he was recording for the Brunswick Record label in New Orleans, Louisiana. http://www.findagrave.com/ Nittayuma Cemetary Sharkey Tallahatchie
Art Gallery, F. D. Hall Music Center, Jackson State museum contemporary and traditional art displays, including occasional blues exhibits MS Tourism files 1400 J. R. Lynch St. jackson Hinds
B. B. King Homecoming Special events/festivals Held the first Friday in June --or May 31 if June 1 is a Saturday--since 1968 in memory of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Blues Traveling, pp. 144-145. Fletcher Park on Roosevelt Street Indianola Sunflower
B. B. King's Footprints, Handprints, and Signature Historic markers Dated June 5, 1986. B.B. King used to play on this corner. Blues Traveling, p. 144 also Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge Church Street just south of Second Indianola Sunflower
B.B. King birthplace Birthplace B.B. King's footprints, handprints, and autograph are in town's sidewalk at corner of 2nd and Church Streets NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 Indianola Sunflower
B.B. King Homecoming event The "thrill" is coming home. Blues legend B.B. King returns to his hometown each year to entertain at this major music performance event. Mississippi Division of Tourism Fletcher Park Indianola Sunflower
Baptist Town Historic neighborhoods Black neighborhood where Robert Johnson lived for a few months before he died. He may have died in a house, no longer there, at Pelican and Young streets. Blues Traveling, p. 114. Greenwood Leflore
Bell Grove Baptist Church Religious buildings and sites Reverend Willie Morganfield, a cousin of Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) is pastor. Visitors are welcome. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 12. 831 Garfield Clarksdale Coahoma
Belzoni Historic towns Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup lived here. Denise LaSalle and Paul Wine Jones are Belzoni natives. Blues Traveling, pp. 145-146. Belzoni Humphreys
Belzoni jail house historic building Charley Patton sang about this site in "High Sherrif Blues". Blues Traveling, p. 144 Hayden Street, just past courthouse Belzoni Humphreys
Big Apple Inn Historic building Sonny Boy Williamsonn II lived upstairs. Willie Love and Elmore James stayed here. The same apartment became the NAACP state headquarters and Medgar Evers worked here before he was murdered. Blues Traveling, p. 164 509 N. Farish St. jackson Hinds
Big Joe Wiliams grave grave/headstones Played with Robert Nighthawk and Sonnyboy Williamson I Blues Traveling p. 185 Crawford Lowndes
Birdland Historic building formerly The Crystal Palace, site of touring jazz and blues acts Blues Traveling, p. 165 538 Farish St. jackson Hinds
Biscuit Company Café restaurant live blues Wednesday nights, 1850 building that was originally a biscuit company Blues Traveling, p. 151 1100 Washington Street Vicksburg Warren
Biscuits and Blues restaurant occassional live blues Blues Traveling p. 178 315 Main St. Natchez Adams
Black Castle Indoor venues/clubs Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Front Street Ruleville Sunflower
Blue Front Historic district The black entertainment district in Hollandale. A few jukes but rarely live music. Blues Traveling, p. 147. South Simmons Street Hollandale Washington
Blue Front Café juke joint Live blues on Sunday afternoons, traditional Bentonia blues Blues Traveling p. 171 108 E. Railroad Avenue Bentonia Yazoo
Blue Lake Historic towns B.B. King was born in a house that no longer stands on the bank of Blue Lake. Blues Traveling, pp. 119-120. Near Berclair Leflore
Blue Light (formerly Boar's Nest) Juke joints Occasional live music. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Wilson Ave. Drew Sunflower
Blues and Legends Hall of Fame Museums Open 9am to midnight, 7 days a week. Blues Traveling, p. 54. In the Horseshoe Casino, Highway 304 Robinsonville Tunica
Bluesville Indoor venues/club A thousand-seat nightclub with bluesy décor. Blues Traveling, pp. 53-54. In the Horseshoe Casino, Highway 304 Robinsonville Tunica
Bogue Memorial Cemetery; James "Son" Thomas' gravesite Grave/ Headstone difficult to find NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 249 outside of Leland Washington
Bolivar County Courthouse Government building W.C. Handy first realized The Blues would make money at this site. A Historical Marker commemorates his epiphany. Touring Literary Mississippi, Patti Car Black and Marion Barnwell, 57 Court Street Cleveland Bolivar
Booker T Washington "Bukka" White home town Born in Houston, grew up in the Delta, and lived in Abderdeen for awhile Blues Traveling p 189 Houston Chikasaw
Boss Hall's Indoor venues/club Occasional live music. "Boss" died recently, but his son carries on. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. 506 Front Street Leland Washington
Bug's Place juke joint Historic jook, Robert Johnson supposedly played in the back of the older brick portion of the building. Live music occasionally now. Owned by Jesse Brown ("June Bug"). Bolivar county Chamber of Commerce along old railroad tracks Rosedale Bolivar
C.W.'s AKA Blue Diamond Lounge AKA Margaret's Juke joints The place where Juke Joint Saturday Night--with performances by Big Jack Johnson "The Oil Man" with Frank Frost and Sam Carr, and Arthneice "Gas Man" Jones and the Stone Gas Band with Terry Williams and Howard Stovall--was filmed in 1991 Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 11 381 W. Tallahatchie Ave Clarksdale Coahoma
Carnegie Public Library Museum In 1541 DeSoto's men encountered the Quizquiz Indians, whose village encompassed all of what is now Clarksdale. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234 114 Delta Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Casey Jones Museum museum train museum with blues associations Blues Traveling p. 169 10901 Vaugh Road Vaughn Yazoo
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art Music stores Opened n August 2002 by St. Louis transplants Roger and Jennifer Stolle, this store sells local and hard-to-find blues recordings, books, and outsider art. It also serves as an information center for Clarksdale blues. 252 Delta Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Charley Patton's grave Graves/Headstones The cemetery is next to the Holly Ridge Gin and near the New Jerusalem M.B. Church, which employed Patton to sing religious songs in the 1930s. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. and NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 Holly Ridge Road Holly Ridge Sunflower
Chewalla Rib Shack historic building This now closed kitchen was Junior Kimbrough's original jook joint. It began life as a log cabin in the 1820's in Byhalia. The logs were salvaged and moved to Holly Springs in the 1980's, and became a jook joint in 1990. Blues Traveling p 204 Holly Springs Marshall
Chrisman Avenue juke joints, historic homes Several buildings along this street were sites of performances by blues musicians in the distant past. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Chrisman Avenue Cleveland Bolivar
Clarksdale Station National Register Built in 1926. Muddy Waters left from this train station in 1943, as did many others during the Great Migration from the South. Blues Traveling, pp. 71-72 1 Blues Alley Clarksdale Coahoma
Club 21 Indoor venues/clubs Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Front Street Ruleville Sunflower
Club 93 juke joint A big night club that regularly has soul blues Blues Traveling p 202 Highway 7 North Holly Springs Marshall
Club Ebony Indoor venues/club B. B. King, Little Milton, Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, Marvin Sease, Denise LaSalle, and others perform here. The band Ladies Choice performs here regularly, often with Bill Abel. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. 404 Hanna Indianola Sunflower
Commerce, MS Plantation Robert Johnson lived here among other workers at the Abbay and Leatherman Plantation. Sam Charters visited here in the 1970s on Johnson's trail Blues Traveling, p. 53 highway 304 and the levee Tunica Tunica
Cottrell Street historic highway historic Black business district. Bill's is a little club where Howlin' Wolf played (318 Cottrell St). Blues Traveling p 188 Cottrell Street West Point Clay
Crossroads monument historic marker Local artist Vic Barbieri sculpted two guitars to place at the intersection that Clarksdalians recognize as the crossroads where the myth of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil occurred. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 14; Blues Traveling pp. 68-71. Intersection of Highways 49 and 61 Clarksdale Coahoma
Crossroads movie site Outdoor areas of historic note The crossroads scene of the 1980s film "Crossroads" was filmed at this site. The tree in the movie is no longer there. Watson Road off Highway 1 near Beulah Beulah Bolivar
Crystal Springs grave/headstones Tommy Johnson was born and grew up here. He is buried on private land here too. Blues Traveling p. 174 Crystal Springs Copia
David "Honey Boy" Edward's birthplace birthplace Edwards was born in Shaw in 1915 http://www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us/mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/EdwardsHoneyboy.html#Biography%20of%20David%20Honeyboy%20Edwards Bolivar
Deep Delta Festival event Celebrate our heritage "Deep in the Heart of the Mississippi Delta" with annual Deep Delta Festival live music all day, childrens activities. See Muddy Waters Memorial. Mississippi Division of Tourism P.O. Box 310 Rolling Fork Sharkey
Dela's Stackhouse Music stores Opened by Jim O'Neal and Patty Johnson in 1988, this building housed the recording studio for Rooster Blues, built by local musicians. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 13 232 Sunflower Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Delta Blues and Heritage Festival Special events/Festivals One of the biggest and oldest blues festivals in the country. Held every year the third Saturday of September since 1978. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6, Blues Traveling, p. 136. Highway 1 at Route 454 Greenville Washington
Delta Blues Inspired by W.C. Handy Historic Marker This is reportedly the spot where W. C. Handy was "born" as a blues man. http://www.ssrc.msstate.edu/grr/index2.htm Courthouse Square Cleveland Bolivar
Delta Blues Museum Museums Built in 1918, this was Clarksdale's freight train depot. The museum moved here in 1999. Extensive collection of videos, magazines, books and sound recordings available to visitors. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234, and Blues Traveling, pp. 72-73 1 Blues Alley Clarksdale Coahoma
Delta Blues Week event This week long celebration includes the Blues Family Picnic, art exhibition, blues on the block, jazz tribute to the blues and Little Wynn Festival leading up to the Blues Festival Mississippi Division of Tourism 410 Washington Ave. Greenville Washington
Delta Gallery Blues Museum Music stores Not a museum. A store that sells food, souvenirs, and blues-related merchandise. Blues Traveling, p. 115. 933 Highway 49W Greenwood Leflore
Dipsie Doodle Lounge juke joint famous jook in the New World district of Clarksdale, described by Alan Lomax. Alan Lomax, The Land Where the Blues Began, p 37-40 Martin Luther King and the old railroad tracks Clarksdale Coahoma
Django's Guitar and Music music store music store selling Dick Waterman's blues photos. Blues Traveling p 198 304 S. Lamar Blvd Oxford Lafayette
Do Drop Inn Juke Joint Open Thurs-Sun, Bring Your Own Bottle establishment. Music most likely on Sunday night. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 231 Shelby Bolivar
Dockery Farms plantation Howlin' Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett), whose aunt lived at Dockery, learned to play from other bluesmen at Dockery; "Pops" Staples grew up near the plantation in Upper Dockery. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 between Cleveland and Ruleville Sunflower
Dockery Farms Plantations; Historic Markers Founded in 1895 by Will Dockery and still in operation, this was once one of the largest plantations in the Delta. Charley Patton learned from an older musician, Henry Sloan, and passed on what he knew to Willie Brown and Howlin' Wolf who also lived at Dockery. Pops Staples grew up in Upper Dockery. Delta Blues Map Kit, pp. 4-5, and Mississippi The Magnolia State, Sammy Lou R. and Gerald E. Johnston Highway 8 between Ruleville and Cleveland Dockery Sunflower
Dockery Farms Birth Place of the Blues Some music historians (eg, BB King) say the blues was born here. Charlie Patton worked here with his teacher Henry Sloan who had been playing since 1897. Pops Staples worked here as well. Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge East of Cleveland on 49. Between Cleveland and Ruleville Bolivar
Drew Historic town Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, and others worked on plantations near Drew before 1920. They got together in town to play and share musical ideas. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Highway 49W Drew Sunflower
Edward Lee Hotel Historic building used by touring Black musicians while they performed at the Alamo or Crystal Palace Blues Traveling, p. 165 144 Church St. jackson Hinds
Elmore James grave grave/headstones Newport M. B. Church. Take highway 14 from 55 west for 1.3 miles to the T intersection. This is where Elmore James was born. Go north on 17 at the T for 2.6 miles to Newport Road. Turn left on Newport and go 3.9 miles to the church. Blues Traveling p. 170 Ebenezer Holmes
Entertainment Club Birth places Blues guitarist Johnnie Billington teaches and performs with his students here. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 3; Blues Traveling, p. 87 Darby Ave. Lambert Quitman
Eugene Powell's grave Graves/Headstones Eugene Powell first recorded on the Bluebird label in 1936 under the name "Sonny Boy Nelson." He was a good friend of Sam Chatmon. He died November 4, 1998, and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Metcalfe. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 5; Blues Traveling p. 137-138. Metcalfe Washington
Evansville historic building The Evansville Commissary, built by Civil War doctor Richard Owen in the 1880s is still used by his great grandson Sterling Owen as the plantation office of the Owen Farms and an occasional weekend get-together jam session place by area musicians. Evansville also has many indian mounds, including one at the end of Main Street, and another under the one room school house just west of town. Tunica Museum guide Evansville Tunica
F.S. Wolcott Rabbit Foot Minstrel Show Headquarters historic building former headquaters of one of the top two minstrel shows in the US Blues Traveling p. 176 Carroll St and Market St Port Gibson Claiborne
Farish Street historic district Historic center of African American culture in Jackson Blues Traveling, p. 159 jackson Hinds
Fat Possum Records record company "hostile to the public and the press" sometimes "nice to visitors" Blues Traveling p 198 603 S. 16th St. Oxford Lafayette
Field's Café juke joint a restaurant with live blues on Monday night Blues Traveling, p. 161 100 W. Griffith St. jackson Hinds
Fred McDowell's grave grave/headstones take exit 257 off I 55. Go west on highway 310 through Como to Hammond Hill road. Turn north for 3 miles to Tate-Panola Road. Hammond Hill M. B. Church has a cemetary on the northwest corner. Middle of the row, towards the back of the cemetary. Blues Traveling p 206 Como Panola
G.G. Lounge Juke joints Fish frys most Sundays, sometimes with T-Model Ford providing music. Scenes from the film Juke were filmed here. http://www.deltablues.net/gg.html County Road 159 Winterville Washington
George St. Grocery restaurant occassional blues Blues Traveling, p. 167 416 George St. jackson Hinds
Glendora Historic town Sonny Boy Willisamson II (Alec Rice Miller) was born here between 1897 and 1911. J.W. Mylan, one of the murders of Emmett Till, lived in Glendora, and his home is currently falling in. Blues Traveling, p. 110, and personal experience (Luther Brown) Off 49E, 7 miles north of highway 8 Glendora sunflower
Greasy Street juke joints a nickname for Front Street, running along the railroad tracks. A strip of jook joints, including the Black Castle and the Top 10 Club. Still very popular on weekends, but no live music now. Blues Traveling, p. 110, and personal experience (Luther Brown) Front Street, Ruleville Ruleville Sunflower
Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery Museums The museum holds the largest collection of Robert Johnson audio and video recordings and memorabilia, and the largest collection of photos created and compiled by the South's finest black photographic firm, Hooks Bros. (1886-1983) Website 214 Howard Street Greenwood Leflore
Ground Zero Blues Club Indoor venues/clubs Owned by actor Morgan Freeman and attorney Bill Luckett and opened in May 2001. 0 Blues Alley Clarksdale Coahoma
Gus Cannon grave Cemetary/headstones Folk Musician. Jug-band pioneer. In 1963 the "Rooftop Singers" had a worldwide hit with a cover of his version of "Walk Right In" which he had recorded on October 1, 1929 as "Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers". He was born anywhere between 1874 and 1885 (His tombstone has the year 1874, his biography in the "All Music Guide" has the date September 12, 1885). http://www.findagrave.com/ Greenville Memorial Cemetary Hernando Desoto
Gus Cannon's grave grave/headstones From I 55, take exit 284. Go West on Pleasant Hill Road to hgihwy 51 and turn right. One mile up the road is a large cemetary between two churches and across the road from the Place Pub. Cannon is half way back and a quarter of the way from the right. Blues Traveling p 212 Desoto
Hal and Mal's restaurant occassional live blues, interesting décor Blues Traveling, p. 167 200 S. Commerce St. jackson Hinds
Harlem Inn site Historic Building Site Site of the Harlem Inn, the "Showplace of the South," once the Delta's major blues nightclub. Operated by the Patton family since 1939, burned in 1989 Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 3 Winstonville Bolivar
Henry "Son" Sims grave Graves/Headstones "Son" Simms played with Muddy Waters before Waters left Clarksdale. Simms can be heard on Waters' recordings made by Alan Lomax at Waters' house on Stovall Plantation. 831 Garfield Clarksdale Coahoma
Hickory Street Area historic district Many significant African American owned business. Elmore James played in clubs here in the 1940's and 50's MS Tourism files Hickory St. Canton Madison
highway 61 historic road the blues highway/freedom road
Highway 61 Blues Festival Special events/festivals Began June 2000 and has featured local acts like Willie Foster, T-Model Ford, Eddie Cubic, John Horton, Cadillac John and Bill Abel, Paul Wine Jones, Mississippi Slim, and others, and touring acts like Little Milton, Bobby Rush, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Willie King. Blues Traveling, p. 139. Website. Downtown Leland Leland Washington
Highway 61 Blues Museum Museums Opened by Billy Johnson in summer 2001 with exhibits on Leland area musicians. Blues Traveling, p. 139. Fourth and Broad Leland Washington
Hirsberg's Drugstore Business building Robert Johnson played in front of this store in 1930s. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 2 Friars Point Coahoma
Holly Ridge Store juke joint Charley Patton lived in the back of the store in the 1930's shortly before his death. He played here with Willie foster, and guitarist Asie Payton. Life in the Delta, July 2003, article by Billy Johnson, pp 21-22 Holmes Road Holly Ridge Sunflower
Hopson Plantation Plantations Founded in 1834 by Joseph J. Hopson, by 1852 this plantation encompassed 4,000 acres. During the Civil War, Joseph's son Howell Hopson was an officer in the 11th Mississippi Regiment and also fought with Nathan Bedford Forrest’s 6th Brigade. In 1921, the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad built a spur out to the Hopson Plantation gin, and in 1927 an early International Harvester cotton picker was tested at Hopson. Blues Traveling, 83; Cobb, 204; Holley 102; Weeks 34 8141 Old Highway 49 Clarksdale Coahoma
Howlin' Wolf home town historic town Wolf's house is gone, but was in a wooded lot next to the store and barbecue pit Blues Traveling p 188 325 Commerce Whites (or White Station) Clay
Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Fest event Held in West Point annually at the Civic Center Blues Traveling p 188 West Point Clay
Howlin' Wolf Statue monument inteeresting black granite statue that is built like a cutout Blues Traveling p. 187 West Point Clay
Ida B. Wells festival event Festival that features artwork in various media by MS artists, family gathering of Ida B. Wells descendents. Blues, Gospel, Jazz concerts, barbecue on the lawn and a banquet honoring the birthday of Ida B. Wells. MS Tourism files 220 N. Randolph St Holly Springs Marion
Ike Turner's house Historic homes Izear Luster Turner, Jr., was born in this house in 1932. He and members of his family lived here into the 1950s. No visitor services available Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 13, and NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234 304 Washington St. Clarksdale Coahoma
Ishman Bracey grave Cemetary/headstones Blues Musician. He was an early figure of the Mississippi Blues Delta movement. He learned how to play the guitar at a young age and by 1910, he was playing in local dance halls, juke joints, fish fries and other events in rural Mississippi. In February 1928 h went to Memphis, Tennessee, where he recorded with Charlie McCoy on the Victor Record Label. In August 1928, he returned to Memphis once again to record some more material for Victor. He worked with such talents as The New Orleans Nehi Boys, Kid Ernest Michall, and Charles Taylor. http://www.findagrave.com/ Willow Park Cemetary Jackson Hinds
Jack Owens' Grave grave/headstones Cannon Road to Scotland Road, past the Old Liberty M. B. Church up a dirt drive into the woods 3.0 miles from Scotland Road. Blues Traveling p. 172
Jacqueline's Indoor venues/clubs Owned by the family of 11-year old blues guitar prodigy, Jacqueline Gooch Martin Luther King Clarksdale Coahoma
James "Son" Thomas's grave Graves/Headstones In Bogue Memorial Cemetery, in front of Greater St. Matthew M.B. Church Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. Old Tribbett Road Leland Washington
Jeffries historic plantation Charlie Patton spent some time working on this plantation, and performed in local jooks. Tunica Museum guide Jeffries Coahoma
Jimmie Rodger's grave grave/headstones Take Azalea Drive to Oak Grove Drive and turn left. Cemetary is on the right past Oak Grove Baptist Church. Rodgers' grave is on the left, two rows in Blues Traveling p. 183 Oak Grove Cemetary Meridian Lauderdale
Jimmie Rodgers Museum museum a collection of rodgers memorabilia Blues Traveling p. 182 1725 Jimmie Rodgers Drive Meridian Lauderdale
Joe Callicot's Grave grave/headstones Take exit 284 from I 55. go East on Pleasan Hill Road to Getwell Road and turn left. Go 0.4 miles to Mount Olive C. M. E. Church. Walk straight into the cemetar
Glenn, I have never just been able to put on My Musicians Hat and keep it on,without Day job and other distractions, My Plan is to Try and get as many Spots at several Music fests along the way To give me some sort of a itinerary,Paid or not just for the exposure and experience, Then fill in those dates with visits and impromptu,stops and jams along the way,trying to follow the roads laid out in the list above,
I've been dying to go to the Akei music store in Holly Springs..How about the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic? To many Juke Joints to little time..I need to retire today!!
Boy!! if Alvin would join me Just for a week, would we Have a Blast or what!!!
Let me tell ya, these little backwoods juks is all most people have for entertainment other that church on sundays, But they have a dress down!! I went to one outside Bassfield Mississippi, a Pole Barn type structure,compacted dirt floor, stage made from shipping pallets, tables of wood spools used for cable,2 pool tables, Card Board walls,and egg crate ceilings, with a red light bulb,Everclear and Boones farm wine,available at the bar!When the players arrive, they are dressed in Red suits big hats blue shoes,women are dressed down with the big hair and bigger hats, man ya get excited, when they walk in, Start drinkin and get down with juke music,1 drum and a tambourine, and have a great time !!
till the sun comes up,
Wow! This thread is amazing!! It's gonna take me awhile to read it all, especially because I'm recovering from a freaky attack of vertigo earlier which seemed to be digestion-related. Ugh. Musta been the deli sandwich I ate last eve while out shopping-- and I didn't even get ta hear any blues!! ;-)
Hope you ARE good to go Ronnie and it all works out. Have a great time.
There's some great videos of some juke joints and I'm sure Ronnie has seen one called "You See Me Laughing"?..great North Mississippi Hill Country documentary..if your curious you should check it out..
The below conjures such wonderful, vivid imagery, I feel as if I am there. I wish Alvin WOULD join you just for a week, and I wish the rest of us could too!! It sounds like fabulous fun. BTW, if this is a photo of you, as it seems, you look very German! ;-) Rock on, Sixy!
yeah!! Glenn you could not plan a pic' like that!! thats like hangin a sign in da mens room, don't pee on da seat!!!
Laurie, Iam up this early due to a pizza supreme last night!!! I feel ya!!
I Know Alvin would have a Blast,for a week,and we kept it on da hush hush,and dove into some down home Jukin!!I just heard from Ricky Sills on my face book, he has a place called the Chickin House, which was an actual chickin brooder house turned into a Backwoods juke, I am
settin up somethin with him.
I was hoping every one would notice 1st the Sign and then my Harmonica on the rack to the left and me trying to play the Mic,and sing into the harmonica!!!hahahaha! i had ignored the Sign!! and note the snare drum turned up vertical on the left bottom and the kick drum on the left, I'am playing drums at the same time as I was blowin the Mic!!!!HAHAHAHAH!!no encore please!!
Greatnews, Ronnie! Playyour azz of and take care of your health!
How about some pics of the guitars you're bringin' along.