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Subject: a trip through the Delta
From: bluegene
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 03:57 PM

Next February, a small group of us "Yankees" will be driving from New Orleans to Memphis. We'd like to experience some of the Delta traditions along the way, if possible, such as juke joints, gravesites, etc. Any suggestions or help will really be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 06:47 PM

Ahhhh....... February in Mississippi...........How dismal.

Hopefully my buddy khandu will show up and being a native will have a few ideas for you! You might take a few sidetrips and visit the Tallahatchie Bridge made famous in the song. We ran a thread on it awhile back and I posted the historical content of the song here....CLICK.

Also make sure you visit Big Bubba's Bedsheets in Yazu City . Bubba has a nice selection, all white of course and you can get some real good deals on some used sheets he has. You can barely smell the kerosene. Also get some pillowcases too......just a couple of small holes cut in them, but they're really cheap.

And just up the road there is a tower outside of Greenwood where you can climb to the top and actually see the end of the earth. No shit!!!

Have a good time ........ and don't travel at night.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: khandu
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 08:12 PM

Thanks,Spaw.

I am having computer trouble (Spilled tea on keyboard!) Takes forever to edit,so you can read this. However,I will post some info to this soon. If it is off the board by then I will trace and refresh!

Welcome to Mississippi,Bluegene,and please read Spaws "Ode to..." origin!

khandu


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Aug 01 - 08:22 PM

Hi Bro....Glad you found this thread and you can give him some worthwhile info.

After you clear the Delta region I think you should take the Natchez Trace on up towards Tupelo. Seriously. It's very pretty drive and although not quite on the way to Memphis, I think it's worth the side trip and won't cost you that much extra mileage.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: khandu
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 01:03 AM

bluegene,

This is your first post if I am not mistaken. Welcome to the 'Cat! I will give you the promised info ASAP. After all,we have until Feb!

Spaw is correct (surprise!!!) about the Natchez Trace. Historic,and beautiful...even in Feb. But,pay no attention to ANYTHING ELSE he says about my state!

It really takes a while to edit my screwed up keyboard! For example, this is what it's like unedited:

\Thias ias your fiarst post iaf IA iam not miastiakzen!

\kzhiandu


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 01:30 PM

Actually bluegene, it's just the way they learn to spell in Mississippi. For instance, the word "party" in Mississippi is spelled l-y-n-c-h-i-n-g. Thank goodness for spellcheckers huh?

Mississippi does have it's merits though as the Magnolia State. What a beautiful image. Now I live in Ohio, the Buckeye State.......an inedible, poisonous nut. What can I say...........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: GUEST,Sherlock Holmes
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:55 PM



Khandu exposed as fake!

Highway 61 and Highway 1 run up and down the delta. If you want delta blues, stop in the backwoods bars, but be sure and pack heat.Mississippi has some of the most beautiful state parks in the land,and some primitive roads, too.Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville and Helena will not disappoint...


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 08:56 PM

You might get some ideas from www.louisiana.com. Maps, sightseeing, restaurants, etc, etc. Listen to KBON and Louisiana radio (test them out on the internet)


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: bluegene
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 10:51 PM

Thanks to all who replied to my "trip through the Delta" query, especially Spaw. I, too, am an Ohioan and have been for many years, but did grow up in Louisville, if that makes any difference. I'll be waiting for more detailed tips on our trip. Natchez Trace sounds like a good deal, as we may to to Florence, AL before heading to Memphis.


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: bluegene
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 11:01 PM

Yeah, khandu, that was my first post here, and I'm not really that familiar with this type of communication. Sorry about your sorry keyboard and hope you get it back in order soon. I'll be anxious to see what you have to say about our upcoming trip, altho I already like the Natchez Trace part of it.

bluegene


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: bluegene
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 09:40 AM

Since I'm practically brand new to Mudcat, I have a couple of questions about how to use this type of communication (and I guess the first one should be, what, exactly do you call this? A bulletin board? Forum?)

Next, since it is used by so many good people, my original question has disappeared from the main page, but can be found by clicking on Personal Pages. The question is then, how can someone other than me get into my personal page?

My last question, for now, is this. The first link at the top of the page is Lyrics, Forum & Chat. (Therefore answering my first question, I guess, this IS a forum.) But where is the chat? Is there a chat room of sorts, or instant messaging of some kind? Help! And thanks.


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: forty two
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 11:51 AM

Spaw said

Have a good time.....and don't travel at night.

Maybe a totally ignorant question but why not travel at night?

Just interested, that's all


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 12:05 PM

Bluegene....Welcome to the 'Cat! There is no chat room although there was at one time about 4 years ago or more. The way the Forum works can be kinda' chat like at times because this one is a very different layout and you get an almost immediate answer at times and conversations are often carried on right here as you can see.

Every thread is still here going bacl to the very beginning and typing a word or two in the "DT and Forum Search" will show every post (and thread) that the word s have been used. Read through the FAQ and all and you'll see. To keep track of a thread you started such as this, simply Trace it by clicking on the Trace option and it will always be on your personal page.

You can also send and receive a kind of in-house e-mail (Personal Message or PM) by clicking on the Send A PM option in the Quick Links gropdown at the top of the page. Pm's will arrive on your personal page.

As to not travelling at night, I am just joking about Mississippi and ribbing khandu (I knew he'd show up) .

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: Marymac90
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 12:59 PM

Dear bluegene,

Welcome to the 'cat! When nobody has responded to your post for a while, it will slip lower and lower on the page listing the current threads. At the "bottom" of the page, one scrolls down to see the rest of the threads posted to in the last 24 hours. If you'd loke to keep your thread in people's consciousness, you can go on the thread from time to time and add a little comment, or just say "refresh". That will bring it up to the top of the list again. I hope you enjoy the 'cat as much as we do!!!

Marymac


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: khandu
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, Spaw is a ribber who has pulled many a boner.

WARNING: This man should not be taken seriously much of the time. Yet, he hasn't a funny bone in his body, except , of course, for his funny bones, and he is serious about that! ;-D

Keyboard still fugged up. I promise to either PM you, bluegene, or refresh this thread soon!

khandu


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 09:56 PM

Gawd knows I love a good boner!!! Ain't nothin' like a boner and having someone besides Mrs. Palm to use it with. Now in khandu's case, down there in Mississippi, this is never a problem because they have these big families and if you run out of sisters, there's a never ending supply of cousins.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: bluegene
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 10:47 PM

Thanks everyone for your help and for your wonderful senses of humor (??). Have traveled a little in AL, MS, and of course from Memphis to Toledo several times, but never from N'awlins up to Memphis - looking forward to this in 5 months' time. Hide all your sisters and female cousins, ok?


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: harpgirl
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 11:41 PM

...put a sock in it Paterson!


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 12:03 AM

.....two T's harpy......two T's......also one wife and no sisters or cousins.......

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: harpgirl
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 07:57 AM

put a sock in it Pattttttttterson!...get off me daddy, yer crushin' mah cigarettes!


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 11:22 AM

You might find Steve Cheseborough's book Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues useful. Published this year by the University Press of Mississippi.

Brian


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 11:33 AM

Wow Brian....That sounds like a really excellent book......Do you have it? Or have you seen it? Certainly sounds like a good read and probably very useful to bluegene!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 09:21 AM

Been away for a while and just got back to this thread. Spaw, yes I've just got hold of a copy. I haven't had the chance to go through it properly, but after a quick look I'd say it seems excellent and invaluable for any blues fan heading into the Delta (and further South in Mississippi). It looks to be pretty comprehensive in terms of all the sites covered, but still manages to give a considerable amount of detail. It gives good directions on how to find places - I checked out some of the places I visited and had trouble finding a few years back and with these directions it would have been no problem. It's a little too big for most pockets, but small enough to carry around with you and check without looking too much like a lost tourist. It also has a list of recommended reading reading and listening (to follow or precede your trip) and, very importantly, a good index, which I've often missed in other travel/guide books.

Bluegene, I recommend you get yourself a copy of this and then after your trip you can let us know just how useful it was.

Have fun!

Brian


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 09:56 AM

And the Mudcat drooled...

~S~


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: GUEST,truckerdave
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 01:22 PM

I higly risint yall yankes talkin bout my stat. We ain't linched nobody here in nigh on 70 years although my cousin bubba was member of the KLAN he got throwed out for wering a fited sheet to the rally.


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: GUEST,truckerdave
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 01:33 PM

In all seriousness, take the trace. I live right smack in the middle of the old Natchez Trace trail where the old Chickasaw Indian Agency complex stood. I know no one will believe me but i heard a horseman plain as day gallop up, rein in and holler "whoa" late one night behind my house and there ain't nothing back there but tangled underbrush. That's not the only time something like that has happened here. Trace is a beautiful road. I rode home about 30 miles down the trace last night after midnight and didn't see a car. Not many places east of the Mississippi where you can say that. Lots of quiet little roadside parks, too. Steve Cheeseborough? I should know that guy i suppose. I live in Mississippi and play old style blues.


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: bluegene
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 04:07 PM

I hadn't looked at this for a few days and glad to see a few more of you took the trouble to reply. I WILL look for that recommended book, but our local library didn't have it the last time I checked for it. Yes, we definitely ARE going to take the Natchez Trace. Sounds good. Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Help: a trip through the Delta
From: bluegene
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 03:23 PM

Patiently waiting for khandu to post some information regarding things to do and places to see on our trip from New Orleans to Florence, AL, to Memphis, a lot of it to be done on the Trace. Anybody else wishing to contribute, don't hesitate. I found the Cheseborough book on Amazon, so will order it there if it can't be found locally.


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