BESSEMER ALABAMA ~ GIP’S PLACE :

The LAST of AUTHENTIC 'Jukes'

GIP’S PLACE ~

THANKS MY GOOD FRIEND SHELTON FOR POSTING THIS VIDEO ~

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I heard of a BLUESMAN who brought people together ‘through music’ ~ ‘No Black, No White – Just BLUES’ (He’s played with John Lee Hooker, et al) ~ he decided, in l952, to host parties in his backyard ( 61 years ago! ) … he’d put out folding chairs, pillows, set up some tables .. spread everything out and invite his friends (ie Bobby Rush) to come on over and jam .. ‘bring coolers, BYOB, bring your friends’ … so I went out to Bessemer, Alabama to spend some time with Henry GIP Gipson – Singer, songwriter, harp player, guitar player, grave digger – a spiritual man who quotes Bible verses, when appropriate, chats easily (I think he’s in his 90s) and makes friends of everyone he meets .. I’m working up my INTERVIEW with GIP for a Blues Magazine ~ more later 🙂 – Check out GIP’S PLACE on very top captioned area – to your right -for more photos and interview. ~  Keep Scrolling 😀

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