By Steve Cheseborough
At a crossroads within the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson is expounded to have bought his soul to the satan in order that he might turn into a guitar virtuoso and King of the Delta Blues.
Blues touring: The Holy websites of Delta Blues will inform you the place that mythical deal used to be speculated to were made and consultant you to the entire different hallowed grounds that nourished Mississippi's signature tune.
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 significant artists with Mississippi connections is going on and on.
A journey via Mississippi blues websites is a pilgrimage each track lover should make at least one time in a life-time, 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 song.
Blues Traveling is the 1st and in simple terms guidebook to Mississippi's musical areas and blues background. With images, maps, easy-to-follow instructions, and an informative, exciting textual content, this booklet 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 Traveling is like having a educated and enjoyable consultant at your facet. Even individuals with no fast plans to go to Mississippi will take pleasure in studying the booklet for its photographs, descriptions, and lore that may expand their realizing and increase their appreciation of the blues.
Steve Cheseborough is an autonomous student and blues musician. His paintings has been released in Living Blues, Blues Access, Mississippi, and the Southern Register.
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