Clarksdale, Mississippi

Birthplace of the Blues Clarksdale, Mississippi, is a small town with a huge place in American music history. W.C. Handy lived here. So did Son House and Muddy Waters, Junior Parker and Ike Turner.  Sam Cooke was born here. Bessie Smith died here.   And here, so the legend goes, Robert Johnson sold his soul to… Continue reading Clarksdale, Mississippi