Month: May 2017

B. B. King and the importance of education

B. B. King and the importance of education

The Blues Archive just acquired this letter written by B. B. King, which speaks to the importance of education. King was a lifelong learner. Before embarking on his first world tour, he purchased multiple language courses on LP. To see a list of the records B. B. King donated from his personal record collection, browse…

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North MS Blues Festivals

North MS Blues Festivals

Blues festival season is upon us. With the exception of Helena, Arkansas’┬áKing Biscuit Blues Festival, held in October, Clarksdale, Mississippi’s April┬áJuke Joint Festival, and a few others, the vast majority of blues festivals in the deep south occur in the summer months. Here’s a snapshot of a couple festivals hitting North Mississippi in May and…

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