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 may well develop 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 was once speculated to were made and advisor 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 checklist 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 a life-time, to determine 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 consume a few fish fry 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 merely guidebook to Mississippi's musical areas and blues heritage. With photos, 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 each one backroad and barroom comes alive.
Touring Mississippi with Blues touring is like having a educated and wonderful consultant at your aspect. Even individuals with no quick plans to go to Mississippi will get pleasure from studying the booklet for its pictures, descriptions, and lore that would expand their knowing and increase their appreciation of the blues.
Steve Cheseborough is an self sustaining pupil and blues musician. His paintings has been released in residing Blues, Blues entry, Mississippi, and the Southern sign up.
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Sun Studio 706 Union Ave. (800) 441-6249 or (901) 521-0664 Bob Dylan reportedly kissed the studio floor when he visited. Best known as the place where Elvis Presley made his first recordings, Sun Studio would be a major musical shrine even if Elvis had never stopped by. ” Isaiah Ross, B. B. King, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Rufus Thomas, Little Junior Parker, and Little Milton. Jackie Brenston’s 1951 “Rocket 88” (featuring Ike Turner as pianist and bandleader), often considered the first rock ’n’ roll record, was another in the series of important, influential, and just plain great tracks recorded here.
Inside, it’s a box about thirty feet wide by seventy feet long, with a kitchen in the back that cooks up chitterlings, beef stew, fried chicken, and all the trimmings. The room is bright orange, with Christmas lights strung all about and dozens of photos on the walls. It’s full of long rows of tables—if you come alone, you’ll be seated with other people. And, now that the place has been discovered by the outside world, some of those people at your table might be well-todo Memphians or visitors from another country.
As soon as he got a few bucks, Presley began buying clothes at Lansky’s. Even before he started performing, Presley stood out from the white working-class crowd for his unconventional dress, which, like his music, derived almost directly from blacks. Bernard Lansky, who still owns and operates the store, proudly proclaims himself “Clothier to the King” on his signs and business cards. B. B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Rufus Thomas have also shopped at Lansky’s. When Elvis was hanging out there, Lansky’s was at 126 Beale Street.
Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues by Steve Cheseborough