Mississippi Hill Country Blues – Howlin’ Wolf – West Point – RL Burnside & Junior Kimbrough.

Mississippi Hill Country Blues – Howlin’ Wolf – West Point – RL Burnside & Junior Kimbrough.

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I was too late for them all. RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Howlin’ Wolf were all dead. The club where Burnside used to play was burnt down. All I could do was some Blues archeology.

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At least they had recognised the importance of one of their great alumni. There was a statue and museum to the great Howlin’ Wolf.

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West Point was a typical Southern town

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The plaque to Chester Burnett’s wife.

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The statue to Howlin’ Wolf

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The Howlin’ Wolf Museum. It was shut.

I bought a pile of Blues CDs at a shop along the road.

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Murals on the wall showing scenes of yesteryear.

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Howlin’ Wolf peering across the street at us.  DSC_0472

If only I’d been here twenty years before or fifty years before. I could smell blues in the air. But I couldn’t see or hear it.

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