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Mississippi Blues Trail Markers blogs

I was always singing the way I felt, and maybe I didn’t exactly know it, but I just didn’t like the way things were down there-in Mississippi.
Muddy Waters

The Mississippi Blues Trail Markers

Mississippi is the blues, no state has more music history as the The Magnolia State Mississippi. The blues is honored in Mississippi with The Blues Trail markers. It tell stories through words and images of bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed, and continue to exist, influenced their
music. not only musicians like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Albert King are part of the trailmark also historical places like the Hi Hat Club, Highway 10 & 61 and Parchman Farm are included.Elvis Presley house Black Bul blues blog

On the Black Bull Blues Blog I’ll try to write some nice pieces about the Blues Trail. For expample Parchman Farm, or Highway 10.

Parchman Farm – Parchman

The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has inspired many songs, including “Parchman Farm Blues” by singer-guitarist Booker “Bukka” White, who was once an inmate here, and “Parchman Farm” by jazz singer-pianist Mose Allison

John Lee Hooker Trail Mark
John Lee Hooker Trail Mark

Highway 10 & 61 – Leland

A major source of income for blues artists in the first half of the 20th century was tips. This corner, formerly the intersection of highways 10 and 61, was a profitable spot, particularly on Saturdays when people from the country came to town. Passengers on the “Planter,” a train that ran daily from New Orleans to Memphis, also stopped here to eat dinner and be entertained by Delta musicians.

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