Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Third Edition

Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Third Edition


At a crossroads within the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson is expounded to have bought his soul to the satan in order that he may perhaps 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 used to be alleged to were made and advisor you to the entire different hallowed grounds that nourished Mississippi's signature track.

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 song lover should make at least one time 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 fish fry and vegetables, to sit down at the financial institution of the Mississippi River, and to listen to a few down-home blues track.

Blues Traveling is the 1st and in simple terms guidebook to Mississippi's musical locations and blues historical past. With photos, maps, easy-to-follow instructions, and an informative, enjoyable textual content, this e-book 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 Traveling is like having a educated and wonderful consultant at your part. Even individuals with no fast plans to go to Mississippi will take pleasure in analyzing the e-book for its photographs, descriptions, and lore that may develop their knowing and improve their appreciation of the blues.

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