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Jul 9, 2019

On this episode we are talking about the blues, specifically the ‘Delta Blues’ and all that happened around Clarksdale, MS!

Many now-legendary musical artists were born and raised in and around Clarksdale: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Son House, Ike Turner, Jackie Brenston, Sam Cooke, Junior Parker, and W. C. Handy, among them. Clarksdale was a major market for the Delta’s constantly traveling musicians, and the likes of Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and Charley Patton are also associated with the city. Today, that historic blues culture is preserved for visitors while contemporary musicians carry on the great Delta blues tradition.

Resources mentioned:

Field Guide: American South (see “Roadtrips")- https://amzn.to/2KZfTH4

The Southerner's Handbook (see “5 Essential Venues”)- https://amzn.to/2LCRLJJ

Delta Blues Museum- https://www.deltabluesmuseum.org
Pinetop Perkins (Keeping the Blues Alive)- https://www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org
Music Maker.org (Preserving the Soul of America’s Music) - https://musicmaker.org
Music Maker Foundation YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUk8c_gGP94
King Fish - check out this prodigy of the blues! - https://christonekingfishingram.com/shows