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Mississippi Blues Commission

8 October 2007 4,051 views No Comment

Mississippi Blues Commission

The Blues and Mississippi are synonymous to music lovers. The repertoire of any Blues or rock band is full of songs, guitar licks, and vocal inflections borrowed from Mississippi bluesmen such as Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, and Son House to Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, and Furry Lewis – just to mention some of the early ones. A couple of generations later, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, James Cotton, and many others were still making Mississippi Blues and sending it out all over the world.

We invite you to experience the land and the people who gave birth to modern American music — Mississippi, the birthplace of the Blues.

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