Maybe you have seen my response to John. Thanks for your comments. I have printed off this info and intend to fit your recommendations into my summer vacation. Also worth a visit is the town of Lula which was great inspiration for Charlie Patten and is little changed from the old days.
Thanks for your huge contribution to this web site and helping amateur folk like me.
: Helena, Arkansas is also a great stop --
: although it's not Mississippi, it IS the
: Delta, and it is a very historic blues town.
: Stop by Cherry St., where you will find
: Morris Gist's music store -- Mr. Gist was
: Sonny Boy Williamson's LANDLORD!, and has
: lots of neat stories.
: Also check out Bubba's record store on the
: corner -- he gives out free bumper stickers.
: But the most important stop is the Delta
: Cultural Center, and KFFA radio, where the
: legendary program King Biscuit Time
: broadcasts from (1360 AM at 12:15 every
: weekday). 'Sunshine' Sonny Payne has been
: the host since 1953, and one of the coolest
: people you will ever meet in this world.
: Sonny is one of our national treasures. He
: knew Muddy, Sonny Boy, and all the post-War
: greats, and he treats everyone the same,
: whether they're blues royalty, or fans who
: walk in the front door, or obscure performers
: like me.
: Man, I wish I was on Cherry St. right now.
: HAVE FUN!