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Old 05-20-2019, 04:20 PM
 
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Ok, Hot Tamale Heaven in Greenville, got It marked.
My guidebook says to avoid Nelson St, which is supposedly in decay. The action moved to Walnut St, close to the casino.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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You should check out the BB King museum in Indianola. It is between Greenwood and Greenville.

Check out the Grammy museum in Cleveland as well.

Eat at Abe's BBQ in Clarksdale for lunch. It is at the Crossroads.

You also may want to inquire with the Blues Society located in Memphis. I'm sure they could give you some more recommendations.
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Old 05-27-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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I have one suggestion - seek out The Crossroads. No not the fake commercialized crossroads in Clarksdale but the place where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil.

OK that may be just a legend, at least we think it is. The fact still remains that Johnson was only a mediocre guitar player in the 1930s that disappeared from the traveling blues circuit for a year or so then reappeared as arguably the best guitar player the world has ever known. Almost as if it was a gift from the devil. But to get you into the true blues frame of mind, pop in a Robert Johnson CD (or Son House, a contemporary of Johnson and some of the most hard-core blues put on record) and go find it. Devil legend or not, Johnson was inspired from a crossroads somewhere in the Delta, somewhere he was familiar with. We found it a few years ago, based on a best guess extrapolation that was documented on the internet by a fan, and the directions took us through miles of open cotton fields on a dirt road, near a long forgotten graveyard, close to long abandoned black sharecropper settlements, as the sun was setting. If one was to sell his soul for the blues it would have been this place.

I won't list the details of where it was, I don't think I remember the details as it was difficult to find and on unnamed dirt roads, except it was south of Tunica and east of 61. Actually there are a few places that claim to be THEE crossroads (it's definetly not in Clarksdale), but I found this one to be haunting and inspiring enough to think that it just may have been....

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Old 05-31-2019, 07:29 PM
 
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The “real crossroads” huh? I’m intrigued now, I’ll try to hunt around for directions.
Who knows which crossroad was the real one?
I am going to visit Robert’s gravesite. The most probably one is north of Greenwood behind a Baptist church. So they say.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Don't know if it's the real crossroads, but sounds like a cool place, and very plausible.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggzf_GxlTcE

Or maybe it's here? Where Highway 8 and 1 meet. Interesting read if nothing else.

https://rolfpotts.com/robert-johnson...e-mississippi/

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