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Offline Floridablues

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Mississippi blues trail!
« on: July 04, 2018, 04:48:26 PM »
Was wondering if anyone else has been down in the delta taking the pilgrimage that I know only blues fans feel the need to. Any top spots or recommendations?  So far my wishlist is dockery farms, highway 61, and a  few gravesites.

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Re: Mississippi blues trail!
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 07:21:17 PM »
Welcome to Weeniecampbell!

I'd recommend Steve Cheseborough's book: Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues
https://www.amazon.com/Blues-Traveling-Sites-Delta-Third/dp/1604731249/

Vicksburg and the civil war battle fields.

Up the Mississippi to Greenville and eat dinner at Doe's Eat Place, up to Clarksdale and the blues museum, up to Memphis and the Peabody Hotel and Elvis's estate.  Down to Oxford, the Natchez Trace, New Orleans.

Steve's book has a few more details.





Offline Nyama74

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Re: Mississippi blues trail!
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 06:10:48 PM »
That trip is still on my bucket list, as well...hopefully next year.

In addition to the Steve Cheseborough book Slack mentioned, here's a website that you might be interested in: http://myamericanodyssey.com/went-down-to-the-crossroads-a-blues-tour-of-the-delta/

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Offline MarioMS

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Re: Mississippi blues trail!
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 01:25:29 AM »
Hi,
I had the luck to travel 3 times from New Orleans up to Memphis.
Here are my travel blogs from this trip....a lot of things to see....maybe you`ll find something for yor next trip.....

http://busybedbugsusa2011.blogspot.com/

http://busybedbugsusa2013.blogspot.com/

http://busybedbugsusa2015.blogspot.com/


Offline PDGRANT

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Re: Mississippi blues trail!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 09:02:48 AM »
I?ve travelled through Mississippi a couple of times, once from Chicago down to New Orleans and another time in a loop from Atlanta taking in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Lots to do! The Blues Highway by Richard Knight is another decent guide for Highway 61.


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Re: Mississippi blues trail!
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 04:03:44 PM »
Thanks for the plugs for my book! It is coming out in fourth edition any day now, so go ahead and preorder it or ask your local bookstore to stock it.
In the meantime, feel free to contact me with Delta-travel questions or suggestions. Cheers and happy trails.
https://www.amazon.com/Blues-Traveling-Sites-Delta-Fourth/dp/1496813006

Offline Floridablues

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Re: Mississippi blues trail!
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 06:52:58 PM »
Thank you all for the replies and info. Look forward  to the reading, riding, and reverence

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