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Book - Blues Traveling
BLUES TRAVELING: The Holy Sites Of Delta Blues
233 pages, many photos, maps
A Book To Guide You To The Hallowed Ground of Blues History
Folks in the Delta say that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil so that he could become King of Delta Blues.
Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues not only will tell you at which crossroads that legendary deal was supposedly made but also guide you to many other hallowed sites that nourished Mississippi’s signature music.
Johnson, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Mississippi John Hurt, Little Milton, Elvis Presley, Bobby Rush, Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside – the list of top blues artists with Mississippi connections goes on and on.
With this book in hand, you can see the juke joints and churches, visit the birthplaces and graves of blues greats, walk down the dusty roads and over the levee, eat some barbecue and greens, sit on the bank of the Mississippi River, and hear some down-home music.
1. Looking for the Blues
3. Down Highway
4. The Clarksdale Area
5. The Mid-Delta
6. The Greenwood Area
7. Greenville to Vicksburg
8. The Jackson Area
9. East Mississippi
10. North Mississippi Hill Country