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Crying the blues down in the #Mississippi Delta.

The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture

The one-and-only Po Monkey Lounge in the Mississippi Delta. The last true juke joint, and there is nothing like it.

The one-and-only Po Monkey Lounge in the Mississippi Delta. The last true juke joint, and there is nothing like it.

Mississippi Delta Queen, had lunch on the Delta Queen at Vicksburg, while my cousins, the Kelly Girls, were docked there in the early 70s.

Mississippi Delta Queen, had lunch on the Delta Queen at Vicksburg, while my cousins, the Kelly Girls, were docked there in the early 70s.

Ruins of Mount Holly - Five Hidden Treasures in the Mississippi Delta - Southernliving. Foote, Mississippi Although it was the object of our mission’s final goal, we drove right past the remains of Mount Holly. After some redirecting by the locals sitting in Roy’s Store, we found the once-grand mansion, which belonged to the family of novelist and Civil War historian Shelby Foote, set back from the road behind a mint-colored shed. The home sat abandoned for a few years after it was turned…

Ruins of Mount Holly - Five Hidden Treasures in the Mississippi Delta - Southernliving. Foote, Mississippi Although it was the object of our mission’s final goal, we drove right past the remains of Mount Holly. After some redirecting by the locals sitting in Roy’s Store, we found the once-grand mansion, which belonged to the family of novelist and Civil War historian Shelby Foote, set back from the road behind a mint-colored shed. The home sat abandoned for a few years after it was turned…

Death Letter Blues- Son House Son House was one of the last of the old school Mississippi delta blues singers. Son's music had a big influence on both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters who both came from that rural area near Clarksdale Mississippi where Son House frequently performed at picnics, juke joints and roadhouses.

Death Letter Blues- Son House Son House was one of the last of the old school Mississippi delta blues singers. Son's music had a big influence on both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters who both came from that rural area near Clarksdale Mississippi where Son House frequently performed at picnics, juke joints and roadhouses.

Po Monkey's Lounge in the Mississippi Delta- possibly one of the last remaining juke joints . . . {junk gypsy co}

Po Monkey's Lounge in the Mississippi Delta- possibly one of the last remaining juke joints . . . {junk gypsy co}

Those who aren't from around here need to know in order to survive the wonders of the Delta.

Five Things To Know About The Delta

Those who aren't from around here need to know in order to survive the wonders of the Delta.

A Mississippi Delta Legend: Doe's Eat Place  http://hottytoddy.com/2013/11/25/a-delta-legend-does-eat-place/

A Mississippi Delta Legend: Doe's Eat Place http://hottytoddy.com/2013/11/25/a-delta-legend-does-eat-place/

Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

Mississippi Blues Trail.   Most of the early, influential bluesmen were born here, and the state dominates the Blues Hall of Fame, with Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, B.B. King and many more.

Mississippi Blues Trail. Most of the early, influential bluesmen were born here, and the state dominates the Blues Hall of Fame, with Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, B.B. King and many more.