At a crossroads within the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson is related to have offered 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 used to be presupposed to were made and consultant you to the entire different hallowed grounds that nourished Mississippi's signature song.
Johnson, Mississippi John damage, 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 significant 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 an entire life, 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 devour a few barbeque and vegetables, to take a seat 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 historical past. With pictures, maps, easy-to-follow instructions, and an informative, unique 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 alternative 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 advisor at your aspect. Even individuals with no instant plans to go to Mississippi will get pleasure from interpreting the e-book for its photographs, descriptions, and lore that would increase their realizing and improve their appreciation of the blues.