Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues
At a crossroads in the Mississippi Delta, Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the Devil so that he could become a guitar virtuoso and King of the Delta Blues. Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues will tell you where that legendary deal was supposed to have been made and guide you to all the other hallowed grounds that nourished Mississippi's signature music. Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, 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. Burnsi.
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Independent scholar and blues musician Cheseborough has compiled a detailed guide to blues music landmarks in Mississippi and Memphis. Providing excellent maps and driving instructions, he begins the ... Read full review
Steve Cheseborough's book took on a magical quality as it guided us through some of the most rural back-roads of the Mississippi Delta. My son and I spent a week in the Delta seeking out the origins of the great American Music Revolution that spawned Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, modern Jazz and modern Country music. I challenge anyone to try and locate the graves of Mississippi John Hurt and Sonny Boy Williamson II or even Poor Monkey's Jook Joint, without this book. The book is both accurate and informative and you should not even consider this trip without it.