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Left Memphis via the Stax studio, birthplace of soul music. Knew we were in for treat when the sound system in their car park was playing Marvin Gaye when we arrived.
Drove south on the Blues Highway, route 61, to Clarksdale,Mississippi. We're in the heart of cotton country, in the Mississippi delta, flat land ...
... 60's, including the house band Booker T and the MG's. Also Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, The Mar-Keys, The Bar-Kays, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, and many many more. Booker T and Aretha lived right around the corner in the same neighborhood. Time for lunch and we went over to Gus's Fried Chicken. World famous and delicious. Tomorrow, headed south on Blues Highway 61 to Clarksdale and ...
... that it did have the kitchen of Muddy Waters childhood home. ZZ Tops Billy Gibbons made a pilgrimage to find the four room shack, but literally the night before the place had been laid low by strong winds. Only the original slave cabin ,the original heart of the structure, serving then as Muddy's kitchen, survived. The kitchen was there in the museum. Billy used the wood he found at the cabin to fashion the famous Muddywood guitar. Also in the kitchen was a ...
... recording Muddy outside Rolling Fork in the 40s, the Chess days, the Rolling Stones discovery, their influences, Muddy's death. There is no outline of just how far the Delta style of blues branched out to touch Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, T-Bone Walker, and then British Blues, later still ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Hell, Jimi Hendrix barely rates a nod. I could go on, believe me, but the bottom line is this: Mississippi is regarded as a poor state. True, cost of living ...
... lots of blues legends stories, clothes and musical instruments. It struck me that blues came before rock and roll and is probably the forerunner of most of our music today. Some legends who have played there include the Stones, Led Zeppelin and ZZ Top.
Sought out "Ground Zero Blues Club" which is joint owned by Morgan Freeman (born here and now loves here after an absence) At lunch times they are open for food.
Went in for a coffee, yes I had to keep my bladder ...
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