Yazoo Mississippi Music
For 30 years, the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival has been rocking downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi, and rolling on. The Juke Joint Festival celebrates America's musical beginnings as they were, with a mix of blues, country, jazz, gospel, folk, blues and gospel music.
This musical and cultural history traces the blues from its roots in West Africa to the Mississippi Delta and urban Chicago. The Mississippi Blues Trail is bursting with music that was born here and the people who brought it to life.
This study examines the many African Americans who have returned to one region or another, from West Africa to the Mississippi Delta and urban Chicago. The Mississippi Blues Trail, the first of its kind in the United States, is full of stories and people willing to tell them.
The Mississippi Delta stretches along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, a welcoming community of more than 1.5 million people. It includes the Mississippi Valley and the Yazoo River Basin, whose soil has been fed by the regular flooding of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers for millennia.
American music, food and culture that came before it, and why the Delta remains one of the poorest parts of our country, permeate it. Even though it is no longer the Mississippi, the real delta is still right on its banks, a place where the blues was born and still lives. When you go back to the old delta, even when you're no longer there, the places where the blues was born are still alive.
The first stop of our little tour was a small town in the middle of the Mississippi, just outside Jackson, Mississippi. We set off for a city where there was really nothing going on, but the next morning it didn't seem so scary.
From the moment we were at the Second Gate, it seemed as if we were going to spend the night in a place where we could still go out and continue. When you're on road trips through the Mississippi Delta, you can't help but hear the bittersweet songs that remind you where you come from, interwoven with the blues, blues and music of the Mississippi River Delta. Blues is more than music; the songs that resound through the region give voice to old and new musical stories, and make up the Mississippi Blues Experience.
You can spend a few hours in the shops, visit the Blues Marker Outlets and see some local and national artists, or catch the real blues in one of the many Blues bars and restaurants in the area, such as Stolle's. If you haven't, they're filled with blues albums and books about the Delta, including Stole's Hidden History of Mississippi Blues. Jazz and blues historian Ted Gioia explores the history of blues and the arts that others have cultivated in the countryside at the confluence of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. Either way, see this road trip through the Mississippi Delta as an opportunity to learn about some of your favorite blues music from the past, present and future, and meet with local, national and international artists.
In the 1930s Moore moved from Memphis to Kansas City, where he worked with several jazz bands in the 1930s and 40s. After coming to Memphis and having helped shape the sound of rock with his stuttering vocals, he took aim at the Mississippi farmer who electrified and urbanized the blues.
In 1971, the McArthuras Starkville Band was the first high school band from Mississippi to travel abroad when they attended the Youth Music Festival in Vienna. Between 1956 and 1968, there were three trips to Vienna, where the band received excellent reviews.
The Dreamland Theatre, which performed ballroom dances, was booked on 1st Street in Champlin in the 1920s and 1930s. Isonhood visited the club, and McClennan sang, "I goin 'to belong to you," and Broonzy Honeyboy thought he was born there. There were blues and gospel shows, including a blues show at the St. Louis Blues Club on the first floor of the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.
In an interview, Reeves said: "It was the first time I knew Mississippi as a place that everybody knew, and I grew up because everyone knows their place.
The Mississippi Delta used to be a relaxed, modest destination, but Yazoo City survived as a bustling city that reemerged as one of the country's most popular tourist destinations for about a decade in the 1920s. The Mississippi Valley, home to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, was booming, and the blues came from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.