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... wall said," This the best bar in the world bar none......I'm real drunk though" On the way out to fill up with gas (see how American I'm becoming) we were approached by a large friendly back lady who told us with a great deal of understandable pride that she was the late, great Big Jack Johnson's daughter. "He was my daddy" she said smiling. That was the perfect way to leave one of the best places on our tour. 13.59 We visited ...
... but a guy in a bar recommends the cafe "right around the corner" Yazoo Pass, which as it turns out, makes very fine coffee and even better homemade granola (served with fresh blueberries and strawberries). The owner gets talking to us and says we should make sure we see the guy who will be playing tonight at the Hambone.
We head on over to Morgan Freeman's blues club, Ground Zero. It looks like a dump, but that is completely par for ...
... to see here), we push on with more bickering between Siri and Paul. There is a lot of flat and not much in Mississippi, oh and a whole lot of cotton fields- acres and acres of them. It hurts my heart to look at those fields and think about the history behind them. Nowadays there are huge harvesters which mechanically pick the cotton that the blacks spent back and spirit-breaking hours picking manually.
Our next port of call along the Blues Trail is the B.B. King Museum ...
... once described as having "...a wheel in the ditch and a wheel on the track." We were just passing thru en route to Tupelo Mississippi. At Franklin we stopped in at a Starbucks, had a decent coffee (a rare thing in America), did a little grocery shopping, drove on. The countryside was lush and green. Soon the rolling hills gave way to a flatter terrain of sprawling crops. It began raining heavily the very instant we crossed into Alabama. We stopped in at a supermarket car ...
We arrived in Clarksdale, the home of the Delta Blues and Morgan Freemanīs club, Club Zero with not much of an idea of what the town had to offer, but it was in the travel guide and so we set about exploring.
Clarksdale, like a lot of the Mississippi isnīt a rich area and this was obvious by the city centre. It was the place time ...
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350 South State Street, Clarksdale | 1 star motelfrom $70