Tag Archives: Robert Johnson

Memorial Day in the Delta: Friars Point Blues

Editor’s note: On Memorial Day morning, May 27, we awoke in the parking lot of the Isle of Capri Casino on the east bank of the Mississippi River. From Vicksburg to Greenville and now Lula, we availed ourselves of the … Continue reading

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Oct. 12, 2003: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

Editor’s note: On the heels of Becky’s heroic assault on an unsuspecting Pinetop Perkins and subsequent run-in with his handler at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Ark., we traveled across the river to Clarksdale, Miss., on Sunday for … Continue reading

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Clarksdale 2003: Pinetop Perkins

Editor’s note: The only thing I can say in regards to the following piece is “What the fuck is wrong with me?” OK, it’s not the only thing, just the most salient thing. Back in the fall of 2003, I … Continue reading

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