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Mississippi Blues Trail Marker ~ Beale Touwn Bound ~ Hernando Mississippi

Beale Town Bound
The Hernando area was the birthplace of and important group of musicians who helped establish Memphis as a major blues center in the 1920s.  

These include Jim Jackson, Robert Wilkins and Dan Sane, who was the partner of Beale Street blues pioneer Frank Stokes.

Jug band leader Gus Cannon, who is buried nearby, also performed here before settling in Memphis.  

Other local natives include George "Mojo" Buford who played harmonica with the Muddy Waters band, and guitarist Earl Bell.

By the way, Gus Cannon wrote the song  Walk Right In.  I know some of you have heard it and many of you are way to young to remember it.

Beale Town Bound
400 W Park St
Hernando, Mississippi 38632

8 comments:

  1. That's cool! I thought you didn't listen to too much music? In this post you were typing one name after another. :)

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  2. Interesting to see where much of our musical history originated.

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  3. Like the barn...pretty...I like the history too!

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  4. That must have been cool to get actually see where the music came from like that.

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  5. I have never heard of that area. You've been everywhere!

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  6. Very interesting facts. I remember Walk Right In. Oh dear not that song is running through my head.

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