HIS BLUE FRONT CAFE, IN BENTONIA MISSISSIPPI, WAS BUILT BY HIS PARENTS in 1948 ` jimmy, the youngest of 14, learned from JACK OWENS ‘BENTONIA STYLE’ BLUES ~
https://sheindie.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/searching-for-the-grave-of-the-willie-lee-brown-cofounder-of-the-delta-blues/ WILLIE LEE BROWN & CHARLEY PATTON GREW UP ON DOCKERY PLANTATION .. CHARLEY BECAME A STAR .. THEY BOTH CO-FOUNDED THE DELTA BLUES. SON HOUSE AND WILLIE BROWN MET AT LULA- BECAME BEST FRIENDS .. PLAYED GUITARS TOGETHER – ROBERT JOHNSON WENT TO LISTEN UP IN ROBINSONVILLE MS – PICKED UP A FEW TIPS OVER TWO WEEKS FROM SON HOUSE .. ROBERT JOHNSON BECAME ‘THE’ Robert Johnson !! .. STOLE MUSIC HE HEARD/LEARNED FROM SON HOUSE .. DID NOT CREDIT HIM!!
PHOTOS and MORE below:
Dingo, aka Robert Gooch, the ‘Swamp Dog’ aka the ‘Australian Dog’ … the All Around Dude at Red’s Blues Joint Juke in Clarksdale Mississippi .. the DJ Bouncer doorman FRIEND to all who met him .. passed Dec. 26 2016 .. heart problems .. leaving behind his beautiful wife Beatrice and adorable little girl.
Elmo Williams would perform w. Hezekiah Early (on drums/harp) R.I.P.
He formed the Rhythm Aces in the early part of the 1950s, a three piece band who played throughout the Mississippi Delta area.. One of the group was Little Milton whom Cusic taught to play the guitar! Eddie passed away in the summer of 2015 at age 89.
WELCOME TO ‘The White House’ in CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – HERE is Information LINK – the ‘RED’ rectangle is so you can easily BOOK a room and enjoy your stay in THE DELTA ~ just NOW APRIL 2017 ~ opened up the Delta Bohemian Guest House and the Clarksdale White House for Juke Joint Festival 2018. http://www.clarksdalewhitehouse.com
*Tours customized to your particular interest with Clarksdale native Billy “Poor William” Howell as your guide. Blues sites, Mississippi River, oxbows, lakes, agriculture, countryside homes and churches, sunset ops, you name it. Billy will give you a real and personal Mississippi Delta experience–one you will never forget!
THESE THREE HOTELS ARE RATED 5***** AND AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING IN CLARKSDALE MISSISSIPPI ~ check their INFORMATION online ~ VERY COOL -one of a kind- ART FEATURED IN ALL THREE ~ many available for purchase!!! ALSO NOTE THAT: THESE BOUTIQUE HOTELS – which you can book in Clarksdale MS – FEATURE ORIGINAL ART by LOCAL ARTISTS – many of my own Blues photographs hang on their walls.