Site name Descriptive Phrase Comments Reference (title and page) Street address City County
308 Blues Club juke joint and restaurant Live Blues entertainment from the Mississippi Delta every Friday and Saturday. Hear the finest in local and national Blues music in our newly renovated facility. Mississippi Tourism web site 308 Depot Ave. Indianola, MS Sunflower
930 Blues Café juke joint/restaurant Live blues at lunch and supper almost every day.  Great food. 930 Congress St. Jackson Hinds
Abbay and Leatherman Plantation Plantations Where Robert Johnson spent most of his childhood. He learned the jew's harp, harmonica, and guitar here, learning from Willie Brown and Son House.  This is also the site of a large Indian mound, from the top of which Hernando de Soto first saw the Mississippi River. Blues Traveling, p. 52.  Also the Tunica Museum guide Highway 304 4 miles west of U.S. 61 Robinsonville Tunica
Ace Records recording studio two buildings north of the Speir studio Blues Traveling, p. 161 241 Farish St. Jackson Hinds
Aikei Pro's Record Shop music store Interesting mix of music and second hand itmes.  Lots of old records, and a serious empahsis on north Mississippi blues Blues Traveling p 200 125 N. Center St. Holly Springs Marshall
Airport Grocery Indoor venues/clubs Live music is occasionally staged here. Willie Foster recorded a live album here. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Highway 8 Cleveland Bolivar
Alamo Theater Historic Building Built in 1950's, restored in 1996, famous for performances by Otis Spann, Dortohy Moore, jazz acts, vaudeville, etc. Blues Traveling, p. 163 333 N. Farish St. jackson Hinds
Anthony's restaurant "faux-jook-joint" with live blues on first Saturday of each month Blues Traveling p 188 116 Main St. West Point Clay
Armenter Chatmon grave Cemetary/headstones Blues Musician. Better known as "Bo Carter," he was a multi-talented blues instrumentalist and singer. The half-brother of blues singer Charley Patton and brother of blues singer Sam Chatmon, Bo Carter carved his niche in blues history as a member of the group known as the "Mississippi Sheiks." He began playing music before the year 1920 in rural Mississippi, and by the late 1920s, he was recording for the Brunswick Record label in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nittayuma Cemetary Sharkey Tallahatchie
Art Gallery, F. D. Hall Music Center, Jackson State museum contemporary and traditional art displays, including occasional blues exhibits MS Tourism files 1400 J. R. Lynch St. jackson Hinds
B. B. King Homecoming Special events/festivals Held the first Friday in June --or May 31 if June 1 is a Saturday--since 1968 in memory of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Blues Traveling, pp. 144-145. Fletcher Park on Roosevelt Street Indianola Sunflower
B. B. King's Footprints, Handprints, and Signature Historic markers Dated June 5, 1986. B.B. King used to play on this corner. Blues Traveling, p. 144 also Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge Church Street just south of Second Indianola Sunflower
B.B. King birthplace Birthplace B.B. King's footprints, handprints, and autograph are in town's sidewalk at corner of 2nd and Church Streets NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 Indianola Sunflower
B.B. King Homecoming event The "thrill" is coming home. Blues legend B.B. King returns to his hometown each year to entertain at this major music performance event. Mississippi Division of Tourism Fletcher Park Indianola Sunflower
Baptist Town Historic neighborhoods Black neighborhood where Robert Johnson lived for a few months before he died. He may have died in a house, no longer there, at Pelican and Young streets. Blues Traveling, p. 114. Greenwood Leflore
Bell Grove Baptist Church Religious buildings and sites Reverend Willie Morganfield, a cousin of Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) is pastor. Visitors are welcome. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 12. 831 Garfield Clarksdale Coahoma
Belzoni Historic towns Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup lived here. Denise LaSalle and Paul Wine Jones are Belzoni natives. Blues Traveling, pp. 145-146. Belzoni Humphreys
Belzoni jail house historic building Charley Patton sang about this site in "High Sherrif Blues". Blues Traveling, p. 144 Hayden Street, just past courthouse Belzoni Humphreys
Big Apple Inn Historic building  Sonny Boy Williamsonn II lived upstairs.  Willie Love and Elmore James stayed here.  The same apartment became the NAACP state headquarters and Medgar Evers worked here before he was murdered. Blues Traveling, p. 164 509 N. Farish St. jackson Hinds
Big Joe Wiliams grave grave/headstones Played with Robert Nighthawk and Sonnyboy Williamson I Blues Traveling p. 185[1] Crawford Lowndes
Birdland Historic building  formerly The Crystal Palace, site of touring jazz and blues acts Blues Traveling, p. 165 538 Farish St. jackson Hinds
Biscuit Company Café restaurant live blues Wednesday nights, 1850 building that was originally a biscuit company Blues Traveling, p. 151 1100 Washington Street Vicksburg Warren
Biscuits and Blues restaurant occassional live blues Blues Traveling p. 178[2] 315 Main St.  Natchez Adams
Black Castle Indoor venues/clubs Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Front Street Ruleville Sunflower
Blue Front Historic district The black entertainment district in Hollandale. A few jukes but rarely live music. Blues Traveling, p. 147. South Simmons Street Hollandale Washington
Blue Front Café juke joint Live blues on Sunday afternoons, traditional Bentonia blues Blues Traveling p. 171 108 E. Railroad Avenue Bentonia Yazoo
Blue Lake Historic towns B.B. King was born  in a house that no longer stands on the bank of Blue Lake. Blues Traveling, pp. 119-120. Near Berclair Leflore
Blue Light (formerly Boar's Nest) Juke joints Occasional live music. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Wilson Ave. Drew Sunflower
Blues and Legends Hall of Fame Museums Open 9am to midnight, 7 days a week.  Blues Traveling, p. 54. In the Horseshoe Casino, Highway 304 Robinsonville Tunica
Bluesville Indoor venues/club A thousand-seat nightclub with bluesy décor. Blues Traveling, pp. 53-54. In the Horseshoe Casino, Highway 304 Robinsonville Tunica
Bogue Memorial Cemetery; James "Son" Thomas' gravesite Grave/ Headstone difficult to find NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 249 outside of Leland Washington
Bolivar County Courthouse Government building W.C. Handy first realized The Blues would make money at this site.  A Historical Marker commemorates his epiphany. Touring Literary Mississippi, Patti Car Black and Marion Barnwell, 57 Court Street Cleveland Bolivar
Booker T Washington "Bukka" White home town Born in Houston, grew up in the Delta, and lived in Abderdeen for awhile Blues Traveling p 189 Houston Chikasaw
Boss Hall's Indoor venues/club Occasional live music.  "Boss" died recently, but his son carries on. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. 506 Front Street Leland Washington
Bug's Place juke joint Historic jook, Robert Johnson supposedly played in the back of the older brick portion of the building.  Live music occasionally now.  Owned by Jesse Brown ("June Bug"). Bolivar county Chamber of Commerce along old railroad tracks Rosedale Bolivar
C.W.'s AKA Blue Diamond Lounge AKA Margaret's Juke joints The place where Juke Joint Saturday Night--with performances by Big Jack Johnson "The Oil Man" with Frank Frost and Sam Carr, and Arthneice "Gas Man" Jones and the Stone Gas Band with Terry Williams and Howard Stovall--was filmed in 1991 Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 11 381 W. Tallahatchie Ave Clarksdale Coahoma
Carnegie Public Library Museum In 1541 DeSoto's men encountered the Quizquiz Indians, whose village encompassed all of what is now Clarksdale. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234 114 Delta Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Casey Jones Museum museum train museum with blues associations Blues Traveling p. 169 10901 Vaugh Road Vaughn Yazoo
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art Music stores Opened n August 2002 by St. Louis transplants Roger and Jennifer Stolle, this store sells local and hard-to-find blues recordings, books, and outsider art. It also serves as an information center for Clarksdale blues. 252 Delta Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Charley Patton's grave Graves/Headstones The cemetery is next to the Holly Ridge Gin and near the New Jerusalem M.B. Church, which employed Patton to sing religious songs in the 1930s. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. and NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 Holly Ridge Road Holly Ridge Sunflower
Chewalla Rib Shack historic building This now closed kitchen was Junior Kimbrough's original jook joint.  It began life as a log cabin in the 1820's in Byhalia.  The logs were salvaged and moved to Holly Springs in the 1980's, and became a jook joint in 1990. Blues Traveling p 204 Holly Springs Marshall
Chrisman Avenue juke joints, historic homes Several buildings along this street were sites of  performances by blues musicians in the distant past. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Chrisman Avenue Cleveland Bolivar
Clarksdale Station National Register Built in 1926. Muddy Waters left from this train station in 1943, as did many others during the Great Migration from the South. Blues Traveling, pp. 71-72 1 Blues Alley Clarksdale Coahoma
Club 21 Indoor venues/clubs Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Front Street Ruleville Sunflower
Club 93 juke joint A big night club that regularly has soul blues Blues Traveling p 202 Highway 7 North Holly Springs Marshall
Club Ebony Indoor venues/club B. B. King, Little Milton, Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, Marvin Sease, Denise LaSalle, and others perform here. The band Ladies Choice performs here regularly, often with Bill Abel. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. 404 Hanna Indianola Sunflower
Commerce, MS Plantation Robert Johnson lived here among other workers at the Abbay and Leatherman Plantation.  Sam Charters visited here in the 1970s on Johnson's trail Blues Traveling, p. 53 highway 304 and the levee Tunica Tunica
Cottrell Street historic highway historic Black business district.  Bill's is a little club where Howlin' Wolf played (318 Cottrell St). Blues Traveling p 188 Cottrell Street West Point Clay
Crossroads monument historic marker Local artist Vic Barbieri sculpted two guitars to place at the intersection that Clarksdalians recognize as the crossroads where the myth of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil occurred. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 14; Blues Traveling pp. 68-71. Intersection of Highways 49 and 61 Clarksdale Coahoma
Crossroads movie site Outdoor areas of historic note The crossroads scene of the 1980s film "Crossroads" was filmed at this site. The tree in the movie is no longer there. Watson Road off Highway 1 near Beulah Beulah Bolivar
Crystal Springs grave/headstones Tommy Johnson was born and grew up here.  He is buried on private land here too. Blues Traveling p. 174 Crystal Springs Copia
David "Honey Boy" Edward's birthplace birthplace Edwards was born in Shaw in 1915 Bolivar
Deep Delta Festival event Celebrate our heritage "Deep in the Heart of the Mississippi Delta" with annual Deep Delta Festival live music all day, childrens activities. See Muddy Waters Memorial. Mississippi Division of Tourism P.O. Box 310 Rolling Fork Sharkey
Dela's Stackhouse Music stores Opened by Jim O'Neal and Patty Johnson in 1988, this building housed the recording studio for Rooster Blues, built by local musicians. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 13 232 Sunflower Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Delta Blues and Heritage Festival Special events/Festivals One of the biggest and oldest blues festivals in the country. Held every year the third Saturday of September since 1978. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6, Blues Traveling, p. 136. Highway 1 at Route 454 Greenville Washington
Delta Blues Inspired by W.C. Handy Historic Marker This is reportedly the spot where W. C. Handy was "born" as a blues man. Courthouse Square Cleveland Bolivar
Delta Blues Museum Museums Built in 1918, this was Clarksdale's freight train depot. The museum moved here in 1999.  Extensive collection of videos, magazines, books and sound recordings available to visitors. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234, and Blues Traveling, pp. 72-73 1 Blues Alley Clarksdale Coahoma
Delta Blues Week event This week long celebration includes the Blues Family Picnic, art exhibition, blues on the block, jazz tribute to the blues and Little Wynn Festival leading up to the Blues Festival Mississippi Division of Tourism 410 Washington Ave. Greenville Washington
Delta Gallery Blues Museum Music stores Not a museum. A store that sells food, souvenirs, and blues-related merchandise. Blues Traveling, p. 115. 933 Highway 49W Greenwood Leflore
Dipsie Doodle Lounge juke joint famous jook in the New World district of Clarksdale, described by Alan Lomax. Alan Lomax, The Land Where the Blues Began, p 37-40 Martin Luther King and the old railroad tracks Clarksdale Coahoma
Django's Guitar and Music music store  music store selling Dick Waterman's blues photos. Blues Traveling p 198 304 S. Lamar Blvd Oxford Lafayette
Do Drop Inn Juke Joint Open Thurs-Sun, Bring Your Own Bottle establishment.  Music most likely on Sunday night. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 231 Shelby Bolivar
Dockery Farms plantation Howlin' Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett), whose aunt lived at Dockery, learned to play from other bluesmen at Dockery; "Pops" Staples grew up near the plantation in Upper Dockery. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 between Cleveland and Ruleville Sunflower
Dockery Farms Plantations; Historic Markers Founded in 1895 by Will Dockery and still in operation, this was once one of the largest plantations in the Delta. Charley Patton learned from an older musician, Henry Sloan, and passed on what he knew to Willie Brown and Howlin' Wolf who also lived at Dockery. Pops Staples grew up in Upper Dockery. Delta Blues Map Kit, pp. 4-5, and Mississippi The Magnolia State, Sammy Lou R. and Gerald E. Johnston Highway 8 between Ruleville and Cleveland Dockery Sunflower
Dockery Farms Birth Place of the Blues Some music historians (eg, BB King) say the blues was born here. Charlie Patton worked here with his teacher Henry Sloan who had been playing since 1897. Pops Staples worked here as well. Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge East of Cleveland on 49. Between Cleveland and Ruleville Bolivar
Drew Historic town Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, and others worked on plantations near Drew before 1920. They got together in town to play and share musical ideas. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Highway 49W Drew Sunflower
Edward Lee Hotel Historic building  used by touring Black musicians while they performed at the Alamo or Crystal Palace Blues Traveling, p. 165 144 Church St. jackson Hinds
Elmore James grave grave/headstones Newport M. B. Church.  Take highway 14 from 55 west for 1.3 miles to the T intersection.  This is where Elmore James was born.  Go north on 17 at the T for 2.6 miles to Newport Road.  Turn left on Newport and go 3.9 miles to the church. Blues Traveling p. 170 Ebenezer Holmes
Entertainment Club Birth places Blues guitarist Johnnie Billington teaches and performs with his students here. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 3; Blues Traveling, p. 87 Darby Ave. Lambert Quitman
Eugene Powell's grave Graves/Headstones Eugene Powell first recorded on the Bluebird label in 1936 under the name "Sonny Boy Nelson." He was a good friend of Sam Chatmon. He died November 4, 1998, and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Metcalfe. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 5; Blues Traveling p. 137-138. Metcalfe Washington
Evansville historic building The Evansville Commissary, built by Civil War doctor Richard Owen in the 1880s is still used by his great grandson Sterling Owen as the plantation office of the Owen Farms and an occasional weekend get-together jam session place by area musicians.  Evansville also has many indian mounds, including one at the end of Main Street, and another under the one room school house just west of town. Tunica Museum guide Evansville Tunica
F.S. Wolcott Rabbit Foot Minstrel Show Headquarters historic building former headquaters of one of the top two minstrel shows in the US Blues Traveling p. 176 Carroll St and Market St Port Gibson Claiborne
Farish Street historic district Historic center of African American culture in Jackson Blues Traveling, p. 159 jackson Hinds
Fat Possum Records record company "hostile to the public and the press"  sometimes "nice to visitors" Blues Traveling p 198 603 S. 16th St. Oxford Lafayette
Field's Café juke joint a restaurant with live blues on Monday night Blues Traveling, p. 161 100 W. Griffith St. jackson Hinds
Fred McDowell's grave grave/headstones take exit 257 off I 55.  Go west on highway 310 through Como to Hammond Hill road.  Turn north for 3 miles to Tate-Panola Road.  Hammond Hill M. B. Church has a cemetary on the northwest corner.  Middle of the row, towards the back of the cemetary. Blues Traveling p 206 Como Panola
G.G. Lounge Juke joints Fish frys most Sundays, sometimes with T-Model Ford providing music. Scenes from the film Juke were filmed here. County Road 159 Winterville Washington
George St. Grocery restaurant occassional blues Blues Traveling, p. 167 416 George St.  jackson Hinds
Glendora Historic town Sonny Boy Willisamson II (Alec Rice Miller) was born here between 1897 and 1911.  J.W. Mylan, one of the murders of Emmett Till, lived in Glendora, and his home is currently falling in. Blues Traveling, p. 110, and personal experience (Luther Brown) Off 49E, 7 miles north of highway 8 Glendora sunflower
Greasy Street juke joints a nickname for Front Street, running along the railroad tracks.  A strip of jook joints, including the Black Castle and the Top 10 Club.  Still very popular on weekends, but no live music now. Blues Traveling, p. 110, and personal experience (Luther Brown) Front Street, Ruleville Ruleville Sunflower
Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum and Gallery Museums The museum holds the largest collection of Robert Johnson audio and video recordings and memorabilia, and the largest collection of photos created and compiled by the South's finest black photographic firm, Hooks Bros. (1886-1983) Website 214 Howard Street Greenwood Leflore
Ground Zero Blues Club Indoor venues/clubs Owned by actor Morgan Freeman and attorney Bill Luckett and opened in May 2001. 0 Blues Alley Clarksdale Coahoma
Gus Cannon grave Cemetary/headstones Folk Musician. Jug-band pioneer. In 1963 the "Rooftop Singers" had a worldwide hit with a cover of his version of "Walk Right In" which he had recorded on October 1, 1929 as "Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers". He was born anywhere between 1874 and 1885 (His tombstone has the year 1874, his biography in the "All Music Guide" has the date September 12, 1885). Greenville Memorial Cemetary Hernando Desoto
Gus Cannon's grave grave/headstones From I 55, take exit 284.  Go West on Pleasant Hill Road to hgihwy 51 and turn right.  One mile up the road is a large cemetary between two churches and across the road from the Place Pub.  Cannon is half way back and a quarter of the way from the right. Blues Traveling p 212 Desoto
Hal and Mal's  restaurant occassional live blues, interesting décor Blues Traveling, p. 167 200 S. Commerce St. jackson Hinds
Harlem Inn site Historic Building Site Site of the Harlem Inn, the "Showplace of the South," once the Delta's major blues nightclub. Operated by the Patton family since 1939, burned in 1989 Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 3 Winstonville Bolivar
Henry "Son" Sims grave Graves/Headstones "Son" Simms played with Muddy Waters before Waters left Clarksdale. Simms can be heard on Waters' recordings made by Alan Lomax at Waters' house on Stovall Plantation. 831 Garfield Clarksdale Coahoma
Hickory Street Area historic district Many significant African American owned business.  Elmore James played in clubs here in the 1940's and 50's MS Tourism files Hickory St. Canton Madison
highway 61 historic road the blues highway/freedom road
Highway 61 Blues Festival Special events/festivals Began June 2000 and has featured local acts like Willie Foster, T-Model Ford, Eddie Cubic, John Horton, Cadillac John and Bill Abel, Paul Wine Jones, Mississippi Slim, and others, and touring acts like Little Milton, Bobby Rush, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Willie King. Blues Traveling, p. 139. Website. Downtown Leland Leland Washington
Highway 61 Blues Museum Museums Opened by Billy Johnson in summer 2001 with exhibits on Leland area musicians. Blues Traveling, p. 139. Fourth and Broad Leland Washington
Hirsberg's Drugstore Business building Robert Johnson played in front of this store in 1930s. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 2 Friars Point Coahoma
Holly Ridge Store juke joint Charley Patton lived in the back of the store in the 1930's shortly before his death.  He played here with Willie foster, and guitarist Asie Payton. Life in the Delta, July 2003, article by Billy Johnson, pp 21-22 Holmes Road Holly Ridge  Sunflower
Hopson Plantation Plantations Founded in 1834 by Joseph J. Hopson, by 1852 this plantation encompassed 4,000 acres. During the Civil War, Joseph's son Howell Hopson was an officer in the 11th Mississippi Regiment and also fought with Nathan Bedford Forrest’s 6th Brigade. In 1921, the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad built a spur out to the Hopson Plantation gin, and in 1927 an early International Harvester cotton picker was tested at Hopson.  Blues Traveling, 83; Cobb, 204; Holley 102; Weeks 34 8141 Old Highway 49 Clarksdale Coahoma
Howlin' Wolf home town historic town Wolf's house is gone, but was in a wooded lot next to the store and barbecue pit Blues Traveling p 188 325 Commerce Whites (or White Station) Clay
Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Fest event Held in West Point annually at the Civic Center Blues Traveling p 188 West Point Clay
Howlin' Wolf Statue monument inteeresting black granite statue that is built like a cutout Blues Traveling p. 187[3] West Point Clay
Ida B. Wells festival event Festival that features artwork in various media by MS artists, family gathering of Ida B. Wells descendents. Blues, Gospel, Jazz concerts, barbecue on the lawn and a banquet honoring the birthday of Ida B. Wells. MS Tourism files 220 N. Randolph St Holly Springs Marion
Ike Turner's house Historic homes Izear Luster Turner, Jr., was born in this house in 1932. He and members of his family lived here into the 1950s.  No visitor services available Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 13, and NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234 304 Washington St. Clarksdale Coahoma
Ishman Bracey grave Cemetary/headstones Blues Musician. He was an early figure of the Mississippi Blues Delta movement. He learned how to play the guitar at a young age and by 1910, he was playing in local dance halls, juke joints, fish fries and other events in rural Mississippi. In February 1928 h went to Memphis, Tennessee, where he recorded with Charlie McCoy on the Victor Record Label. In August 1928, he returned to Memphis once again to record some more material for Victor. He worked with such talents as The New Orleans Nehi Boys, Kid Ernest Michall, and Charles Taylor. Willow Park Cemetary Jackson Hinds
Jack Owens' Grave grave/headstones Cannon Road to Scotland Road, past the Old Liberty M. B. Church up a dirt drive into the woods 3.0 miles from Scotland Road. Blues Traveling p. 172
Jacqueline's Indoor venues/clubs Owned by the family of 11-year old blues guitar prodigy, Jacqueline Gooch Martin Luther King Clarksdale Coahoma
James "Son" Thomas's grave Graves/Headstones In Bogue Memorial Cemetery, in front of Greater St. Matthew M.B. Church Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. Old Tribbett Road Leland Washington
Jeffries historic plantation Charlie Patton spent some time working on this plantation, and performed in local jooks. Tunica Museum guide Jeffries Coahoma
Jimmie Rodger's grave grave/headstones Take Azalea Drive to Oak Grove Drive and turn left.  Cemetary is on the right past Oak Grove Baptist Church.  Rodgers' grave is on the left, two rows in Blues Traveling p. 183[4] Oak Grove Cemetary Meridian Lauderdale
Jimmie Rodgers Museum museum a collection of rodgers memorabilia Blues Traveling p. 182[5] 1725 Jimmie Rodgers Drive Meridian Lauderdale
Joe Callicot's Grave grave/headstones Take exit 284 from I 55.  go East on Pleasan Hill  Road to Getwell Road and turn left.  Go 0.4 miles to Mount Olive C. M. E. Church.  Walk straight into the cemetary and go to the far side. Blues Traveling p 213 Desoto
John Collier Plantation in Dunleith plantation Jimmy Reed was born here, Charlie Patton performed here many times.  "Bull Cow" lived here and later became better known as Howling Wolf.  Willie Foster lived here from about the age of six on. Life in the Delta, July 2003, article by Billy Johnson, pp 21-22 Dunleith Dunleith Washington
Johnny Ace Grave Cemetary/headstones R&B Singer/Pianist. Ace was born John Marshall Alexander. He began his career in 1952 when he signed on as a member of the Beale Streeters on the Duke Record Label, a label owned by DJ David Mattis. He worked with such musicians as, The Flying Aces, Cathy Lemons, Anton Fig, Witon Felder, Henry Boozier, Bobby Forte, David Spinozza, Dean Parks, Hugh McCracken, B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Earl Forest, and The Johnny Otis Orchestra. New Park Cemetary Horn Lake Desoto
Johnson Street Paved ways of historic note David "Honeyboy" Edwards saw Robert Johnson playing in an alley off Johnson Street in 1937. Other blues musicians to play on this street include Sonny Boy Williamson II, Elmore James, and Tommy McClennan. Blues Traveling pp. 113-114. Johnson Street Greenwood Leflore
Juneteenth Heritage Festival event Emancipation day celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the American South. Heritage presentation award, health screening, political forum, music (gospel, jazz, R&B, Hip Hop and Blues), children's activity area, food, poetry and fraternity and sorority step. MS Tourism files P.O. Box 1430 Meridian Lauderdale
Junior Kimrough's grave grave/headstones from Holly Springs, go 10 miles north on highway 7.  One mile past Bolden's Grocery, turn left on Clear Creek Road and go 1 mile to Kimbrough Church Road.  Turn left and go for 1/3 mile to the cemetary.  Walk straight in for 20 yards. Blues Traveling p 207 Hudsonville Marshall
Junior Kimrough's Jook Joint juke joint Destroyed by fire on April 6, 2000.  This was "perhaps the wildest blues spot in the world" at that time.  Kimbrough relocated here from the Chewalla Rib Shack. Blues Traveling p 205 Holly Springs Marshall
Keyhole Inn Juke joints A jukebox but rarely live music. Blues Highway, p. 110. Near Church and Second Indianola Sunflower
King Edward Hotel historic building Okeh record label had a studio here starting in 1930 Blues Traveling, p. 155 Pearl and Mill Street jackson Hinds
Kirby Willis Plantation historic site Piansit Louise Johnson lived here, Charley Patton wrote Joe Kirby Blues about the owner Jim O'Neal's Blues Map Kit, p. 1 and Blues Traveling, pp. 50-51. Just inside Tunica County on Highway 61 Tunica
Kozy Korner Juke joints Owned by singer-guitarist Jim Yarbor and his wife Mary, and open since 1971. Blues juke box, pool tables, and food Blues Traveling, p. 146. 109 George Lee St Belzoni Humphreys
Lake Cormorant/Clack historic site Lake Cormorant is often sited as the site of the Clack commisary (Clack's Store) and Clack Train Stop, where Son House recorded for the Library of Congress in 1941.  The actual site is closer to Robinsonville, and has been destroyed.  It is still called Clack on maps, but is now under the Bally's casion complex. Jim O'Neal's Blues Map Kit, p. 1 Tunica
Lamar Williams Cemetary/headstones Musician. Bass guitarist who replaced Berry Oakley in the Allman Brothers Band in 1972 after his death. He played with the band until 1976, playing on three albums (2 studio, one live), one of which was the classic hit album, "Brothers And Sisters." After playing with the ABB, he went to play with Sea Level, playing on all their albums until they broke up in 1980. He soon got sick with Agent Orange-related cancer (since he was a Vietnam Vet in the Army), and he died from it in 1983. Veteran's Cemetary Biloxi Harrison
Leflore County Courthouse Courthouse Where a judge ruled that Claud L. Johnson is the biological son of Robert Johnson and sole heir. The courthouse also has copies of Johnson's 2 marriage certificates and his death certificate. Blues Traveling, pp. 114-115. Market at Fulton Greenwood Leflore
Leland Blues and Block Party event Enjoy crawfish, barbecue and Blues in downtown Leland under the "Highway 61 Bluesman" Mural. Mississippi Division of Tourism P.O. Box 251 Leland Washington
Leland Blues Murals Murals Painted by Delta artist Cristen Craven Barnard, musician and artist Jay Kirgis and others in 2000, these murals depict musicians from the Leland area, including Jimmy Reed, Little Milton, Eddie Cusic, Willie Foster, James "Son" Thomas, and Johnny and Edgar Winter, . Blues Traveling, p. 139. Fourth between Broad and Main, and at Main and Third Leland Washington
Lenora's Lounge Indoor venues/clubs Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Front Street Ruleville Sunflower
Leo's Grocery Indoor venues/club This is a restaurant attached to a gas station and grocery next to the entrance to Great River Road State Park. Paul "Wine" Jones and other blues musicians play here on Saturday nights. Blues Traveling, p. 105. Rosedale Bolivar
Leroy's Blues House Indoor venues/clubs 800 Nelson Street Greenville Washington
Little Wynn Nelson Street Festival Special events/Festivals Held on the Friday of the Saturday Delta Blues and Heritage Festival. A free event with live music, food, and vendors. Blues Traveling, p. 132 Nelson Street Greenville Washington
Living Blues Magazine offices blues magazine founded by Jim O'Neal and Amy van Singel in 1970 (in Chicago) and moved to Oxford where it is part of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Blues Traveling p 198 Third floor, Hill Hall, University of Mississippi Oxford Lafayette
Lonnie Pitchford Grave grave/headstones Newport M. B. Church.  Take highway 14 from 55 west for 1.3 miles to the T intersection.  This is where Elmore James was born.  Go north on 17 at the T for 2.6 miles to Newport Road.  Turn left on Newport and go 3.9 miles to the church. Blues Traveling p. 170 and Ebenezer Holmes
Lula Historic town Son House and Charlie Patton lived here around 1930.  House wrote "Dry Spell Blues" about a dry summer here Blues Traveling, p. 55 highway 49 west off highway 61 Lula Tunica
MACE offices organization Mississippi Action for Community Education, Inc (MACE) was founded in 1967, and has had board members including Fannie Lou Hamer, Amzie Moore, Annie Devine, and Unita Blackwell.  MACE sponsors the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival each year.  The main office has a collection of festival posters on display. Landmarks, Legends and Lyrics, Washington County CVB 119 South Theobald St. Greenville Washington
Mac's Lounge Juke joints Big Jack Johnson's performance from the film Deep Blues was shot here in 1990 when it was the Pastime Lounge. Blues Traveling, p. 79. 426 Desoto Clarksdale Coahoma
Malaco Records recording studio famous studio with tours by appointment only Blues Traveling, p. 168 3023 W. Northside Drive jackson Hinds
McLaurin Motel and Lounge, AKA C.W.'s Juke joints Local blues bands sometimes play here. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Mixon Street Winstonville Bolivar
Memphis Minnie's grave Graves/Headstones The guitarist and singer lived 1897-1973. Headstone commissioned by the Mount Zion Foundation  Blues Traveling, p. 48-49, with information on tours provided by Malaco and the Jackson CVB Norfolk Road Walls Tunica
Memphis Minnie's Grave (Lizzie "Kid" Douglas Lawlers 'Memphis Minnie' ) grave/headstones take highway 302 from new 61 to old 61 and turn right.  Go 2 miles to intersection with sign that says "church" and turn right on Old Norfolk Road.  Go one mile to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on the right. Blues Traveling, p. 48 Norfolk Road Walls Desoto
Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival event Oldest blues festival in the Delta 119 South Theobald St. Greenville Washington
Mississippi Delta Blues Hall of Fame Exhibits/Museums Plaques honoring recipients of the Pea Vine Awards. Blues Traveling, p. 103. Charles W. Capps Archives and Museum, Delta State University Cleveland Bolivar
Mississippi John Hurt Grave Mississippi John Hurt, 3/8/1892-11/2/1966, is buried in St. James Cemetery
Mississippi John Hurt home site Historic homes Mississippi John Hurt lived here. Hurt's daughter and friends and family have turned the house into a museum honoring this blues legend.  Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 5 Avalon Carroll
Mounds Landing historic site On April 21, 1927, the levee crevassed at this site, flooding the entire lower delta to a deapth of up to 20 feet and causing  great loss of life and property commemorated in various Blues songs. Rizing Tide, John Barry, p. 220  Bolivar
Mr. B's Lounge juke joint blues on Friday and Saturday nights Blues Traveling, p. 158 1106 Gallatin St. jackson Hinds
Muddy Waters cabin historic home The house site is on the Stoval Plantation, but the cabin itself has been cleaned up and is now inside the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Blues Traveling p. 86 1 Blues Alley Clarksdale Coahoma
Muddy Waters home site Plantations; Historic Markers; Historic Homes Site of house where Muddy Waters lived until he left for Chicago in 1943. The original part of the house is now inside the Delta Blues Museum. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 3 Stovall Road Stovall Coahoma
Mural of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and Bessie Smith Mural Next to the Corner Grocery. On the south side of Carmen's Pawn Shop, Sunflower at E. Second Street Clarksdale Coahoma
Murals of Sonny Boy Williamson and W. C. Handy Mural Murals painted by Tutwiler artist Cristen Craven Barnard and her students Tutwiler Tallahatchie
Murphy film location abandoned white building with a wood porch at the intersection of Sunflower Road and Murphy Road is where the 1968 film "Crossroads" had willie Brown and Eugene Martone meet a runaway girl. Blues Traveling, p. 148 Murphy Washington
Music Mart Music stores Features blues and R&B Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 161 N. Main St. Drew Sunflower
Nelson Street juke joints a stip of jook joints that flourished from the 40's to the 70's and saw performacnes by the likes of Little Milton, Eddie Cusic, Charley Booker, Willie Love, T-Model Ford, Little Bill Wallace, and others.  Black owned businesses include Andserson's Photo Service, Brown's Bakery, The Casablanca, May's Restaurant, The Flowing fountain, Bailey's Restaurant, The Green Grill, Pete's Barber Shop, Celestine's Shoe Shine Shop, Union Cab, The Playboy Club, and Annie's Soul Food Cafe. Blues Traveling, p. 132 and Landmarks, Legends and Lyrics, Washington County Tourism, p. 7 Nelson Street Greenville Washington
New Roxy Theater Indoor venues/clubs This was one of the two movie theaters for African Americans. Live performances also took place here, including Clarksdale native Sam Cooke. Blues Traveling, p. 76 Clarksdale Coahoma
Nickson's Disco Club juke joints On Magnolia Street, downtown Tunica Blues Traveling, p. 54, and personal experience (Luther Brown) magnolia street, tunica Tunica Tunica
Ol Miss Blues Archives museum Extensive collection of blues recordings, reference books and other memorabilia, including the personal collection of blues ledgend, B. B. King. MS Tourism files University of Mississippi Oxford Lafayette
Old Capitol Museum museum, historic building Open 8-5, M-F, 9:30-4:30 Sat., 12:30-4:30 Sunday Blues Traveling, p. 154 State Street at Capitol Street jackson Hinds
Old Jailhouse Historic building Charley Patton spent time here and wrote about his experience in "High Sheriff Blues." Blues Traveling, p. 145. 100 block of Hayden Street Belzoni Humphreys
Old River Coffee House Indoor venues/clubs Live music most weekends Blues Highway, p. 118. 138 Walnut Street Greenville Washington
One Block East Indoor venues/clubs Live music several nights a week. Blues Highway, p. 118. 240 Washington Street Greenville Washington
Othar Turner historic site Othar Turner hosted regular picnics on his farm during the last weekend of August.  Turner's fife and drum performances were an important part of the three day picnics Blues Traveling p 210 Gravel Springs Tate
Oxford Nightclubs juke joints Live music is alive and well in Oxford.  Check out Bodega (1008 E. Jackson Ave., 662-236-3666), Proud Larry's (211 S. Lamar, 662-236-0050) and The Gin (Harrison St., 662-234-0024). Blues Traveling p 198 Oxford Lafayette
Parchman Penitentiary Prison establishments Bukka White, David Malone, Son House, and Sonny Boy Williamson were imprisoned here. A Library of Congress recordings were made here in the 30's and 40's. A group of inmates called the Confiners did a 45 here in 1961. The Parchman Prison Band occasionally performs at regional events. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 and NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 Highway 49W at Highway 32 Parchman Sunflower
Pascagoula Street historic district Bo Carter lived on this street in the 1930's.  He played with his brothers Sam, Lonnie, and Harry Chatmon, and many blues performers were regulars here. Blues Traveling, p. 156 jackson Hinds
Paul Burlson grave Cemetary/headstones Rockabilly Singer. Guitarist for the Memphis, Tennessee, musical group, 'Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'N' Roll Trio,' along with Johnny Burnette as vocalist, and Dorsey Burnette on bass. The group had a recording contract with the Decca Records label who they recorded with until the group disbanded in March 1957. The group recorded many songs including, 'Tear It Up,' 'You're Undecided,' 'Oh Baby Baby,' 'Midnight Train,' 'Shattered Dreams,' 'The Train Kept A Rollin,' and 'Oh Baby,' among many Hinds Chapel Cemetary Lake Cormorant Desoto
Pea Vine Awards Special events/Festivals Held since 1998 to honor Mississippi Delta musicians. Honorees include Charley Patton, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, Robert Lockwood, Henry Townsend, Robert Johnson, Ike Turner etc Cleveland Bolivar
Pearl Lounge Juke joints Behind the lot where the Harlem Inn once stood. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Mixon Street Winstonville Bolivar
Perry's Flowing Fountain Juke Joint/Club Opened in the 1970s, this large club and café has live music during Greenville's Delta Blues and Heritage Festival every September. Other nights throughout the year it has a deejay playing oldies, funk, and soul blues. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 5; Blues Traveling p. 134, and Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge 816 Nelson Street Greenville Washington
Playboy Club Indoor venues/clubs Once owned 1982-1992 by the late Booba Barnes, where footage in the movie Deep Blues was shot. Now a church. Blues Traveling, p. 135. 928 Nelson Street Greenville Washington
Poindexter Park Inn Blues B and B Marcia Weaver's great bed and breakfast dedicated to the blues Blues Traveling, p. 167 803 Deer Park St. jackson Hinds
Poor Monkey's Juke joints One of the last authentic rural jooks.  Features a deejay on Thursday nights playing soul blues and occasional live blues music. Owner Willie Seeberry (Poor Monkey) welcomes all and changes in to several different colorful suits each night. Blues Traveling, pp. 100-101. Merigold Bolivar
Pops Staples Festival Special events/festivals Organized by Marvin Flemmons, owner of the Music Mart. Formerly held every June, now unplanned. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Drew Sunflower
Queen of Hearts juke joint live music on most Sundays Blues Traveling, p. 157 2243 Martin Luther King Dr. jackson Hinds
Ralph Lembo's Store Music stores Now vacant store once owned by Sicilian-born Ralph Lembo, who sold furniture and music. Lembo brought Blind Lemon Jefferson to his store for a performance in 1927. Lembo auditioned Rubin Lacy and Bukka White at the store in the late 1920s-1930.  Blues Traveling, pp. 118-119. 114 Humphreys Street Itta Bena Leflore
Rattlesnake Bayou Levee historic structure Built by slaves from the Plum Ridge, Wildwood, Locust, and Swiftwater Plantations in the 1840's.  The visible section was on the Locust Plantation grounds. Landmarks, Legends and Lyrics, Washington County CVB Bayou and Lela Lane Greenville Washington
Record Mart/Trumpet Record Company/Diamond Recording Studio recording studio old entry door is bricked up now Blues Traveling, p. 161 309 N. Farish St. jackson Hinds
Red Hot and Blue restaurant interesting blues décor Blues Traveling, p. 168 1625 E. County Line Road jackson Hinds
Red Top Lounge Indoor venues/clubs The Jelly Roll Kings featuring Frank Frost, Big Jack Johnson, and Sam Carr, were the house band at this juke. Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm performed here in 1951. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 11 377 Yazoo Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Red's Juke joints Big Jack Johnson, Super Chikan, Wesley Jefferson band, Terry "Big T" Williams, Norway's Spoonful of Blues, and others have performed here in recent years. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 11. 395 Sunflower Ave Clarksdale Coahoma
Reese's Juke joints Live music on Sunday nights, deejay Friday and Saturday Martin Luther King Clarksdale Coahoma
Rhythm Club Fire site Historic site The Natchez Rhythm Club burned on April 23, 1940, killing 260 people,including the orchestra that was playing that night Blues Traveling p. 178 Natchez Adams
Rhythm Club monument Historic marker marker for the Rhythm Club fire fatalities Blues Traveling p. 178 Natchez Adams
River City Blues Museum museum Largest blues collection on public display in the world. Guitars, history, videos, fascinating pictures, pianos, rare records. Instruments also for visitors to play. MS Tourism files 821 Clay St Vicksburg Warren
River Mount Lounge Juke Joint Kitchen serves "the best fish dinners around." NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 235 Clarksdale Coahoma
Riverside Hotel Building of historic note In the 1930s this was the G.T. Thomas Afro-American Hospital. Bessie Smith died here after a car wreck on Highway 61 north of town. Mrs. Z.L. Hill converted the hospital into a hotel in 1944. Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Boy Williamson, Ike Turner, Peck Curtis, Joe Willie Wilkins, Raymond Hill, and others lived here. Mrs. Hill's son, Frank Ratliff, still operates the place and has a loyal international clientele. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 12 and NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 235 615 Sunflower Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Robert Johnson - Three Forks former site Juke Joint It is said that Robert Johnson was poisoned at this juke joint oral history Intersection of 82 and 49 Greenwood Leflore
Robert Johnson birthplace birthplace Johnson was born here but left as a baby for Memphis.  He returned to look for his father aroudn 1930, and apprenticed to a bluesman named Ike Zinnerman.  This is where he really learned to play slide guitar. Blues Traveling p. 174 Hazelhurst Copia
Robert Johnson Memorial (at Mt. Zion M.B. Church) Religious building and site There is controversy surrounding Robert Johnson's actual burial site; some argue that he is buried at Payne M.B. chapel in Quito, MS. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 243 between Itta Bena and Morgan City Leflore
Robert Johnson Memorial Monument Graves/Headstones At the Mt. Zion M.B. Church cemetery. This memorial was sponsored by the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund, organized by Skip Henderson. The fund has also provided markers for several other blues musicians buried in the Delta. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 7. Highway 7 Morgan City Leflore
Robert Johnson monument monument Hazelhurst town square has several interesting markers, inclduing this one Blues Traveling p. 174 Hazelhurst Copia
Robert Johnson Tombstone Graves/Headstones In the cemetery next to the Payne Chapel M.B. Church. A girlfriend of Johnson identified this as his burial site.  Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 7 Highway 512 West off Highway 7 Quito Leflore
Robert Johnson's death - Star of the West Plantation Plantation Noted in texts as the place where Robert Johnson died oral history At intersection of 82 and 49 Greenwood Leflore
Robert Johnson's hang out in Baptist Town Location It is said that Robert Johnson had a room in this Greenwood neighborhood the summer he was poisoned oral history Young Street Greenwood Leflore
Robert Johnson's Tombstone Grave/ Headstone In the controversy surrounding Robert Johnson's actual burial site, some argue that he is buried at Mt. Zion M.B. Church. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 243 Quito Leflore
Robinsonville Historic town Robert Johnson played here before he "met the devil" and learned to play well.  Wilie Brown and Son House both played here.  Foster's Café is an abandoned jook joint. Blues Traveling, p. 50 old highway 61
Rolling Fork Birth places Muddy Waters was born here on April 4, 1915.  Monument on courthouse Square to Watters Blues Traveling, p. 150 Rolling Fork Sharkey
Rust College college Mississippi's oldest Black college, established in 1866, and home of the Rust college Quartet in the 1920's. Blues Traveling p 203 150 Rust Avenue Holly Springs Marshall
Sam Chatmon's Grave Graves/headstones Sam Chatmon, 1899-1983. Blues Traveling, pp. 147-148. Sanders Memorial Garden on Morgan Street Hollandale Washington
Sandbar Indoor venues/clubs Some live blues, some country Blues Highway, p. 118. 129 Walnut Street Greenville Washington
Sarah's Kitchen Juke joints Opened in 1997, this club regularly features the Wesley Jefferson band on Thursday nights. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 13. 208 Sunflower Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Sardis Courthouse historic building no longer in use as a jail, but where Robert Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson were held for vagrancy in 1935 Blues Traveling p 211 215 Pocahontas St. Sardis Panola
Shack-Up Inn Historic homes; lodging Shotgun houses have been moved to the grounds of Hopson Plantation and have been renovated and made available for visitors to stay overnight. Blues Traveling 83 Clarksdale Coahoma
Smitty's Red Top Lounge Juke Joint No visitor services available NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234 Clarksdale Coahoma
Son Thomas' Grave Grave/headstone Bogue Memorial Cemetary Blues Traveling, p. 140 Washington
Sonny Boy Williamson's Grave Graves/headstones Williamson, AKA Aleck "Rice" Miller, died June 23, 1965, and is buried here in a family plot. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 3; Blues Traveling, p. 91 Tutwiler Tallahatchie
Sonny Boy Williamson's grave (beside Whitfield M.B. Church) Grave/ Headstone Building does not look like a church.  Grave is hard to find.  Fans often leave harmonicas, spare change, etc. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 247 Tutwiler Tallahatchie
Southern crosses the Dog Historic markers A state historical marker commemorates the place where the Southern Railroad and the Yazoo Delta (AKA Yellow Dog) Railroad intersect.  Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. Moorhead Sunflower
Southern crosses the Dog Outdoor area of historic note Once a meeting point for Delta residents, both black and white took the Yellow Dog from rural Mississippi to Memphis.  Original structure of café (1920) burned and was rebuilt in 1980's NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 246 Moorhead Sunflower
Southern crosses the Dog Railroad Two train rails, the Columbus-Greenville (Southern) and the Yazoo-Delta (Yellow Dog) intersect here, "where the Southern crosses the Dog."  Some say the initials Y.D. inspired the name Yellow Dog; others say there was such a dog that barked at it.  W.C. Handy sang about this crossing, Eudora Welty wrote about it, and Carroll Cloar painted it. Touring Literary Mississippi, Patti Car Black and Marion Barnwell, 25 Off Highway 3 south of Highway 82 at the railroad crossing Moorhead Sunflower
Speir Phonography Company historic building Henry C. Speir's famous music store and recording company Blues Traveling, p. 159 225 Farish Street jackson Hinds
Spotlite Lounge Indoor venues/clubs Nelson Street Greenville Washington
St. James Cemetery Grave/ Headstone Cemetery where bluesman "Mississippi" John Hurt from Avalon is buried.  Open to the public, cemetery is off a dirt road and difficult to find.  Grave is located at the back of the cemetery. NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 244 Avalon Leflore
St. Peter's United Methodist Church historic building Lifeboat Church, where Howlin' Wolf sang as a boy, and St. Peter's United Methodist Church, established in the mid-1800s, combined in the 1960s to form St. Peter's. MS Tourism files 503 Hwy 25 S. Aberdeen Munroe
Stackhouse/Delta Record Mart and Recording Studios record production venue NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 234 Clarksdale Coahoma
Staples Park Outdoor areas of historic note Pops Staples, founder of the legendary Staples Singers, was born on Dockery Plantation between Cleveland and Ruleville. This park honors the Staples family. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Drew Sunflower
Subway Lounge juke joint opens at midnight on Friday and Saturday Blues Traveling, p. 165 619 W. Pearl, Basement of the Summers Hotel jackson Hinds
Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival Special events/Festivals First held in 1988, this annual festival happens the second weekend in August and features local and Mississippi blues and gospel artists. Delta Blues Map Kit, pp. 13-14. P.O. Box 1562 Clarksdale Coahoma
T.W. Mitchum Furniture Store Site of B.B. King's first radio appearance w/ Gospel group "St. John's Singers" on WJPR "Blues All Around Me" Autobiography of B.B. King p. 76 ? Greenwood Leflore
The Barn juke joint Harold "Hardface" Clanton was "Tunicas first Black Millionaire."  He ran a club in Tunica that was forced to close each night at 2am, when he opened The Barn, which remained open until about 6am.  Many bluesmen including B.B. King played in The Barn Tunica Museum guide Tunica Tunica
The Crib juke joint Another of the last surviving rural jooks.  Open from about 10pm to 2am. Blues Traveling p. 178[6] Church Hill Jefferson
The Meeting Place Indoor venues/clubs Neighborhood bar that sometimes has live blues. Blues Traveling, p. 136. 247 South 6th Street Greenville Washington
The New World historic district the historic Black business and jook joint district of Clarksdale.  Vividly described by Alan Lomax, once a vibrant, jumping musical and cultural hotbed. Alan Lomax, The Land Where the Blues Began, p 28-32 Martin Luther King and the old railroad tracks Clarksdale Coahoma
The University of Mississippi Blues Archives museum 33,000 recordings.  Ask for assistance from the staff Blues Traveling p 196 Room 340 Farley Hall in the music library Oxford Lafayette
Three Forks Store Juke joints House that may have been the Three Forks Store where Robert Johnson played his last gig. Blues Traveling, p. 120. Highway 7 about 3 miles south of Itta Bena Quito Leflore
Tommy Johnson home historic building Tommy Johnson, Skip James, Elmore James, and others all lived in this house Blues Traveling, p. 157 905 Ann Banks St. jackson Hinds
Tommy McClennan's home Location 100 block of McLaurin Street where Tommy McClennan lived (with wife Ophelia) oral history McLaurin Street Greenwood Leflore
Top Ten Indoor venues/clubs Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Front Street Ruleville Sunflower
Tunica Historic Town, Museum One of the poorest towns in the US in the 1980's, and now beneficiary of much casino revenue, Tunica was famous for its "sugar ditch" region and abject poverty.  Visited by the likes of Bobby Kennedy, Bob Dylan, and Martin Luther King.  Tunica also formerly had several jooks, especially owned by a flamboyant man named Hardface. Blues Traveling, p. 54, and personal experience (Luther Brown) Highway 61 Tunica Tunica
Tunica Museum Museum Small but well done blues collection, a new and well planned local museum Tunica Museum guide Museum Blvd, Tunica, off Highway 61 Tunica Tunica
Tutwiler Community Education Center Community Center; Arts The center sells postcards of the local blues sites as well as quilts made by older women of Tutwiler. 301 Hancock Tutwiler Tallahatchie
Tutwiler Train Station site In 1903, W. C. Handy heard "a lean, loose-jointed Negro" playing guitar with a  knife and singing about "Goin' where the Southern cross the Dog" at the train station that once stood on this site. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 3 Tutwiler Tallahatchie
Uncle Joe Cooper Grave Grave/headstone Bogue Memorial Cemetary Life in the Delta, July 2003, article by Billy Johnson, pp 21-22 Washington
Unique Social Club Juke joints Occasional live music. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Wilson Ave. Drew Sunflower
University of Mississippi Museums Museum 10am-4:30 Tuesday to Saturday and 1-4pm Sundays.  Folk art room includes work by Son Thomas of Leland Blues Traveling p 198 University Avenue at fifth St. Oxford Lafayette
W. C. Handy Historical Marker Historic marker Marker commemorates the site of Handy's revelation that he could build a career playing blues music. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Cleveland Bolivar
W. C. Handy Home Site Historic marker Alabama native W.C. Handy lived on this site for a few years beginning in 1903. He led a 9-piece band called the Knights of Pythias while in Clarksdale.  NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 246, and Blues Traveling, p.76 Between 309 and 317 Issaquena Avenue, near Third St. Clarksdale Coahoma
W.C. Handy Mural Mural commemorates Handy's first encounter w/ the blues in 1903 at train station that was once here Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge 7 miles South of Clarksdale on 61 Tutwiler
Wade Walton's Barber Shop Building of historic note Walton, who played guitar, harmonica, and razor strop, operated this barbershop from 1989 until his death in 2000. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 10; Blues Traveling, pp. 76-77, NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 233 317 Issaquena Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma
Walnut Street Bar and Grill (formerly Walnut Street Bait Shop) Indoor venues/club John Horton, Mississippi Slim and the Special Occasion Band play here many weekends. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 5; Blues Traveling p. 135. 128 Walnut Street Greenville Washington
Washbucket Mural Mural inside this laundry depicting blues Greats Sam Carr, Lonnie Shields, and Bennie Jones. Painted by Gwendolyn Cannon in 1990. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 2 and Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge west off 61 at 49 Lula Coahoma
West Point Mural mural on the side of Lyon Insurance, 325 Commerce St, depicting the history of West Point Blues Traveling p 188 325 Commerce West Point Clay
WGRM Radio B.B. King made first live radio broadcast circa 1940 oral history 222 Howard Street Greenwood Leflore
White's Cemetary Cemetary/headstones Old maps show Crosstown Road intersecting Bonnie Blue Road in this cemetary.  Robert Johnson lived at Bonnie Blue Plantation nearby, and the crossroads has been identified by some as one where he might have met the devil. Tunica Museum guide Crosstown Road and Bonnie Blue Road Tunica
Whitfield Church Graveyard/Sonny Boy Williamson II grave site Burial place of Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck Miller, 1908-65) great blues harp player Deep South- Lonely Planet Books John T. Edge Close to above mentioned mural Tutwiler Coahoma
Wilie Nix grave Grave/headstone Bogue Memorial Cemetary Life in the Delta, July 2003, article by Billy Johnson, pp 21-22 Washington
Willie Brown grave Cemetary/headstones Buried in Good Shepard Cemetary, just north of Prichard off highway 3.  Willie Brown was a side man for Charlie Patton and Son House, and Robert Johnsons called him "friend-boy" in Crossroads Blues. Tunica Museum guide Good Shepard Cemetary Prichard Tunica
Willie Foster grave Graves/Headstones The cemetery is next to the Holly Ridge Gin and near the New Jerusalem M.B. Church, which employed Patton to sing religious songs in the 1930s. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 6. Holly Ridge Road Holly Ridge Sunflower
Winery Rushing Outdoor areas of historic note Mississippi's first legal winery since Prohibition, operated until 1990 by descendants of Tom Rushing, deputy sheriff of Bolivar County who is the subject of Charley Patton's Tom Rushen Blues. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 4 Highway 61 Cleveland Bolivar
WROX Studio Radio; National Register The radio station moved to this location in 1945. Early Wright began his radio career here in 1947. Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Ike Turner all appeared live on the air from the studio on the second floor of this building. Delta Blues Map Kit, p. 11; Blues Traveling pp. 77-79, NPS Draft Heritage Study, pg 233. 257 Delta Ave. Clarksdale Coahoma