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May-2018 added Wynne House under JOINTS-Holly Springs MS;        October-2017  updated Eat Rite Diner under St Louis, MO                                                    ...

 

Index of Joints

What's life if you don't dance?

Clarksdale, Mississippi Joints
 Bluesberry Cafe   Cat Head Blues Store     Depot Blues Club 
 DJ Hype's      Ground Zero     L Boss Car Wash  
Miles Farmers Market     Miro's Music     Momma's Soul Food 
 New Roxy       Our GrandMa's House of Pancakes 
 Pete's Grill       Red's        Riverside Hotel  
Tricia's Italian       Wop's 

Greenwood, Mississippi Joints
Back in the Day Museum            Baptist Town 
Booker's Place           Hoover's Grocery 
 Magnolia's Place      Robert Johnson Gravesite Little Zion 
 Spooneys Bar-Be-Que

 

Cleveland, Mississippi Joints
Grammy Museum Mississippi      Dockery Farms

 

Indianola, Mississippi Joints
BB King Museum

 

Holly Springs, Mississippi Joints
Aikei Pro's Record Shop     Juniors Juke Joint 2  
   Marshall Disco     The Hut
        Wynne House Inn

Friars Point, Mississippi
Johnny Miles Grocery

Merigold, Mississippi Joints
PO Monkeys Lounge

Edgar Springs, Missouri Joints
Hot Lips Cafe

Plato, Missouri Joints
Weber's Cafe

St Louis, Missouri Joints
1860's Hardshell Cafe            BB's Jazz & Blues 
 Beale on Broadway       Blueberry Hill         Blues City Deli 
 Broadway Oyster Bar           Eat Rite Diner
Frederick's Music Lounge       Generations       Hammerstone's
Hi-Pointe Lounge            Hi-Way Bar            Molly's Tavern
South City Diner       The Franklin Room       Tower Grove Antiques
Venice Cafe            Way Out Club            Zoomie Cam

Belleville, Illinois Joints
Main Street Jazz & Blues

Martinsville, Illinois Joints
Moonshine Store

Ft Lauderdale, Florida Joints
Elbo Room

 

 

 

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1860's Hardshell Cafe 1860 So. 9th St. Louis, MO 63104   314-231-1860 Great
Food and Blues.  Mostly Blues and great food at this popular St Louis Joint.

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  Aikei Pro  Near the Town Square  Holly Springs, MS 38635.   Owned by
David "Fox" Caldwell.  David is a WWII Vet, Activist, and runs this shop
that has at least two of everything ever made.  Stop and sit a spell as
Mr. Caldwell is a nice guy, and you'll learn something also.

 

 

 

 

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  Back in the Day Museum 208 Young St Greenwood, MS 38930.
 662-392-5370 How it was in olden days in Baptist Town.
Run by Sylvester Hoover.  Free Admission

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  Baptist Town - The area on the eastern side of Greenwood, MS
across the tracks. The area frequented by Delta Blues Legend
Robert Johnson and the possible site of his death at 109 Young Street.

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BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 700 So. Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102.  314-436-5222
Food and Blues seven nights a week.  The #1 showcase in St. Louis for Blues.

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 BB King Museum 400 2nd Street Indianola, MS 38751.  662-887-9539   Blues Fans
 this is a great Museum.  Nothing was spared.  Several rooms and a theater,
 along with a Gift Shop and a Dining Room.  Lots of space for performances
 and many displays on BB King and The Blues.  Check the schedule
 for Live Performances.

 

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Beale on Broadway 701 So. Broadway St. Louis, MO 63102.
 314-621-7880 Definitely a Blues Joint. Bud Jostes wouldn't
have it any other way.  Great local talent and watch for
the national acts.  Johnny Winter, Magic Slim, Jimbo Mathus,
Kenny Brown, Hubert Sumlin, John Lee Hooker Jr,
and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith have all played here.

 

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Blueberry Hill 6504 Delmar St. Louis, MO 63130.  314-727-2277 Since 1972, a great
Rock-N-Roll joint by Joe Edwards with the best hamburger in town and
Chuck Berry, the first person inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, played here
once a month until his death in 2017.  National Rock and Blues performers play
here on a regular basis.  Also, check out the St. Louis Star's names imbedded
into the sidewalks on the 'Walk of Fame' while you stroll
through University City, MO.

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Blues City Deli 2438 McNair St Louis, MO 63104.  314-773-8225 
A Blues Food Joint run by an ex-Bluesman.  When he wasn't making
something to eat, St Louis Vinnie was a drummer for many years
for area blues bands.  This deli opened in the historic Benton Park
area during 2006 and represents what Vinnie always wanted
to do.  If you want to have a great deli sandwich in a really neat blues
decorated joint and meet a fun Italian guy, stop and see Vince Valenza. 

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 Bluesberry Cafe 235 Yazoo Clarksdale, MS 38614.  662-627-7008 
A Blues Joint run by the Crivaro Clan.  Live music and food every
Monday night.  Open for breakfast on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday with
live music at 10 A.M.  Art, Carol, and Amanda are a fun Italian Family
and musician Watermelon Slim plays here and helps cook too,
so you know it's a great Blues Hangout.

 

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   Booker's Place 211 W. McLaurin St Greenwood, MS.  Booker Wright
ran a restaurant here until he was murdered in 1973.  The murder
was probably due to Booker appearing in a NBC documentary in 1965
about racism in Mississippi.  Booker's Granddaughter, Yvette Johnson
planned on turning the building into a Literary Center.  Booker's story
has been the subject of films and documentaries in 2012.

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  Boss Car Wash 909 N. State Street Clarksdale, MS 38614.  662-645-2056
It's the place favored by the locals and where all the Blues People take
their cars & trucks.  If you're fussy about your ride, stop to see the
owner L. Boss.  Sure the fellows look young, but they're a hard working
bunch as Boss don't take no slackers.  Tell Boss that St Louis Frank
sent ya and he'll treat you right.

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Broadway Oyster Bar 736 So. Broadway St. Louis, MO 314-621-8811
New Orleans style menu and music seven nights a week.
Robert Kimbrough Sr. played here in Dec-2017

 

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Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art 252 Delta Ave Clarksdale, MS 38614.
 662-624-5992  Yea, I know, IT's a DOG not a CAT!  I guess that kinda
says it all about this One-of-a-Kind store in the heart of downtown.
If you're looking for Blind Willie Johnson CD's or an Otha Turner Video,
you can  find it here along with numerous other items.  Folk Art by
bluesmen such as James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Willie Kinard, and
traditional art work is available along with posters and lots of blues
music and blues videos.  If you don't have a chair at home, you can
purchase a bale of Hopson Plantation Cotton to sit on.  If you're more of a 
traditionalist, you can purchase a chair made from painted
cow bones or a chair made from license plates.  www.CatHead.biz

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   CLOSED on NOV. 9, 2008

  Depot Blues Club & Restaurant  200 Blues Alley Clarksdale, MS 38614
A new "Joint" in Blues City run by Charlie Ledbetter.  Charlie's been
around Clarksdale and the blues scene all his life, but this is his first gig
in 2007 at running a club.  Nice spacious joint and food, food, and more food.
Stop in the restaurant and Angela or her sisters will take care of you.

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  CLOSED IN 2015 AS DJ HYPE & KOOL AIDE MOVED TO TEXAS

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  DJ Hype's Rhythm & Blues Club  1505 Martin Luther King Drive (4th Street),
Clarksdale, MS 38614  located in a converted gas station, it's a cool place.
You'll like Mr. Hype and say high to Mr. Kool Aide too.

 

 

 

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  Dockery Farms  255 Highway 8  Cleveland, MS 38732.  662-719-1048
Been around for awhile.  In 1865, Will Dockery bought 40 square 
MILES of land and started Dockery Farms.  Nice area and The Dockery
Foundation puts on concerts too.  Roseanne Cash, and Derek Trucks
Susan Tedeschi Band, for National acts.  Also locals such as Pearl
Street Jumpers.  Charley Patton worked here.

 

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Eat Rite Diner 622 Chouteau St. Louis, MO 63102.  314-621-9621
One of the last of the true City Diners.  It's what you see in the
movies.  Stop in and try a slinger before leaving the Soulard area
and heading home.  Say Hi to Jackie, Wayne, Elileen, & Dee.

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Elbo Room 241 So. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Drive Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.
 954-463-4615 The oldest 'Watering Hole' on the Ft. Lauderdale Beach Strip.
Custom has it that upon arrival in Ft. Lauderdale, a person must hit the
Elbo Room for a refresher.  Ft. Lauderdale is the hometown of
Oslo, a RatPack Mascot.

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Frederick's Music Lounge 4454 Chippewa St. Louis, MO 63116
Neighborhood setting for Fred Friction's place.  When it's jumping
on the weekends, the neighbors must be wearing ear plugs.  Parking is
tough sometimes, but the usual crowd of suspects and performers,
including Fred, guarantees that you'll be entertained.
 Well folks, you missed out!  Frederick's closed on February 11, 2006.
This small joint was a venue for bands the likes of the Demolition
Doll Rods, Rough Shop, Kamikaze Cowboy, Hiway Matrons, and
Johnny Magnet.  Some mainstream groups such as the
Black Diamond Heavies, Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside, Ricky Davis,
and Matt Haimovitz also played this small stage.  Closing night featured
Fertilizer Bomb, the Saps, and Two Car Garage from Ohio.
Best wishes to Fred Boettcher Jr. and the gang.

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Generations 10709 Watson Road St. Louis, MO 63122. 314-821-6600
West of St. Louis City, the best of touring Blues and Jazz acts will be here.
A roomy dance floor, full stage and a great sound system.  Fontella Bass,
Byron "BJ" James, James Warfield Jr., Commander Cody,
and Debbie Coleman all play at Generations.

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  Grammy Museum Mississippi 800 West Sunflower RD Cleveland, MS 38732.
 662-441-0100   Great place to visit. This museum has the latest technology
for all the exhibits.  Has it's own sound stage and theater.
Opened on March 5, 2016.

 

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  Ground Zero Blues Club #0 Blues Alley Clarksdale, MS 38614.  662-621-9009
 Just down the Alley from the Blues Museum sits this blues joint in a
 100+ year old building.  Formerly, this joint was The Delta Grocery
 & Cotton.  You may recognize the names of the current owners-Morgan
 Freeman, Bill Luckett, and Howard Stovall.  The joint has the feel
of the old days and you can get a fish sandwich, chili cheeseburger,
chicken sandwich, side of fried grits, and cold  beer. Not a 100% real joint,
as you can't git a pint. Gots to go up to Still's (pronounced Steels)
in Como to git yourself a pint. It's a 100% joint for music tho,
and you might run into Bill Abel, Big A, Jimbo Mathus, Super Chikan,
Big T, some of the Burnsides, or The Perry Family.  If you're in the area,
gotta stop in. Big Daddy and St Louis Frank ate 4 orders of that catfish!
  www.groundzerobluesclub.com

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Hammerstone's 9th and Russell St. Louis, MO 63104.  314-773-5565
Denny pays attention to detail by providing fine food. Stuffed mushroom
caps and the home made soups are a wonderful combination.  In addition,
catch the 3 P.M. Sunday Blues Jam with Voodoo Blues.
Bennie Smith used to sit in every Sunday so you know it's good.

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Hi-Pointe 1001 McCausland St. Louis, MO 63117
Enter through the Cafe, but the Joint's upstairs.  Mostly Rock by anybody
that's REAL LOUD, but any place that brings in Sylvain Sylvain of
The New York Dolls, The Yard Dogs Road Show, and also hosted a
Beatle Bob Birthday Bash gets a listing with us.
Well folks, you missed it!  The Hi-Pointe closed on September 3, 2006.
Lisa Andris operated for 19 years in this small & narrow venue with
the likes of Southern Culture on the Skids, Hip Hop, Hi-way Matrons,
Queens of the Stone Age, and The Trip Daddys.
A great funky, grungy, dive, is no more.

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Hi-Way Bar 2732 So. 13th St. Louis, MO. 63118.  314-773-8420
It's right next to The World's Largest Brewery and -- duh -- right next
to Hi-Way 55.  This Bar opened on May 11, 1969 and is a throw back to
the old days and operated under Patty until her death Aug 31, 2008.
Conrad "Possum" Campbell and Patricia Lou Littler were great fun for
almost 40 years!  A glass of beer from the tap was 75 cents!  You could get
a St. Louis Slinger here too.  Another long time Soulard drinking
establishment with character and a few characters.

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Hoover's Grocery/Laundry-Baptist Town  200 Young St  Baptist Town, MS 38930
 662-392-5370  Owners Mary & Sylvester Hoover opened on March 6, 2009
and operate this small grocery/kitchen/laundry in the midst of the area
known as "Baptist Town." Previously they operated at 214 Young St until
Sep. 15, 2007 when a major fire forced them to close.  This is the area
that Robert Johnson, Blues Legend, called home at the time of his death
in 1938.  Sylvester is the Bluesman to know in this area of Mississippi.
The down home cookin' is good too.  Need advice? see Willie Magic,
Stone, or Dorothy Ann.  "Back In The Day Museum" at 208 Young
Street opened in April-2006.
 

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Hot Lips Cafe-Highway 63 Edgar Springs, MO 65462 This town of 190 people
was declared The Population Center of the United States by the Census
Bureau in 2000.  This is the place where the numbers of the U.S. Population
are equal whether you are looking North, South, East or West from Edgar Springs.
Got it?  Every decade, the  Bureau of Census calculates the Population Center
of the U.S.  In case you didn't know, the USA Center is still moving West
and slightly South.  In 1820 the U.S. population was 9 1/2 million and
centered in West Virginia.  In 1920 the U.S. had 106 million and was centered
in Indiana.  We just about doubled to 203 million in 1970 and the center
was on the border of Illinois and Missouri. In October-2006 the U.S. population
will reach 300 million!
So, get yourself to the population center and get some home cooking by
Viola Johnson at The Hot Lips Cafe.  You'll like both Viola & the pie just
20 miles South of Rolla, MO on highway 63.
Well, Viola had to close due to her lease expiring in 2006, but don't count
Vi out yet.  Viola told me that she's looking for a new building in the area!

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  Junior's Juke Joint 2  Highway 7 North of Holly Springs, MS 38635.
 662-629-2853  The latest Juke Joint run by David & Robert Kimbrough.
This is a nice place in a good location on Highway #7 North.  I was there
in April-2015 and saw Robert Kimbrough, David Kimbrough, Kinney Kimbrough,
and Little Joe Ayers.  Open sporadically.  Never know who might stop in to play.

 

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Magnolia's Place 4314 CR 540-Baldwin RD  Greenwood, MS 38930.  309-453-8217
If you're looking for a quiet get-away, then this serene, country  setting is
the place.  Nothing but peace and quiet and lovely surroundings on this old
plantation land.  This restful place is named after the original plantation
cook-Magnolia.  In addition to Magnolia's Cottage, the old time chicken coop
has been converted  to a neat apartment with all the comforts of home.
In my opinion, the biggest selling point of these cottages is the restful setting
without any influence from the outside world.  Owners Jay and Bea Cannon are
a pleasant couple that have returned home to Mississippi to operate this
wonderful place.  The plantation dog Heidi is mellow too.  Head south out
of Greenwood 2.6 miles from the highway 82 junction.  Take a right on CR 245
and go over the RR tracks.  Then take a left on CR 540 (Baldwin RD) and
the 2nd driveway on the right be Magnolia's Place.

 

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Main Street Jazz & Blues 307 E. Main Belleville, IL 62220.  618-235-6025
An intimate and authentic New Orleans style club with a 2nd floor cigar
and martini bar.  Cozy atmosphere featuring a studio piano and fine musicians
like James Warfield, Jr.  Great food available from next door.

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  Marshall Disco Located about 4 miles West of Holly Springs, MS off Highway 4.
This was a popular JOINT but has been closed for a many years.
Needs a little work, but maybe will be back?

 

 

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CLOSED ON JULY 1, 2016 AS JOHNNY OPENED IN FRIARS POINT, MS!

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  Miles Farmers Market CLOSED 3038 Highway 6 East Lyon, MS 38645
Old School Country Store about 2 miles East of Clarksdale.  Johnny Miles and
Delores run this place and he's got COLD, COLD beer and sandwiches and he's
also got lots of stories.  Look for "Ronald McDonald" sitting on the bench outside.
Take a break and visit Johnny and you'll have a good time and probably learn
something too.  Ask Johnny to tell you about his days fishing in Alaska.

 

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  Miles Grocery CLOSED in 2017.  801 Sheriff Street  Friars Point, Ms 38631
 Old School Country Store 15 miles North of Clarksdale, MS off Highway #1.
Johnny & wife Delores run this store with COLD beer and sandwiches just like
the other place.  Take a nice easy ride in the country and visit Johnny for a
nice afternoon.  Open six days a week 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. closed on Sunday.

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You missed the deals folks.  Miro retired in December - 2015.

  Miro's Music Shoppe 915 Commerce Plaza Clarksdale, MS 38614.
Stop and see Miro or Nancy.  If it is music related, they have it!  Been in the
Music Business since 1983!  Miro plays a cool saxophone too when he isn't fishing.

 

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 AS OF APRIL-2004 MOLLY'S IS NO LONGER A BLUES JOINT! 

Molly's Tavern 816 Geyer St. Louis, MO 63104 
JUST AS THE MARDI GRAS PARADE HAS LEFT THE AREA, MOLLY'S IS LONG
GONE ALSO.  ANOTHER LOSS AND YOU NO LONGER CAN CATCH THE GROUND
FLOOR BAND EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT WITH John David "Capp" Tims on the
drums, Charles playing his guitar and Derrick on the keyboard.
A HUGE LOSS AS SOULARD CONTINUES TO YUPPIFY & STUPIFY!

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                  CLOSED in 2017 as a car crashed through the building!

  Momma's Soul Food  1208 North State St  Clarksdale, MS 38614
Stop and see Annie & Kwayne if you want the real deal Soul Food.
You will see me there on Wednesdays as it's Turkey Necks Day on Wednesday.
Other good food too such as BBQ chicken, neck bones, beans, greens,
yams, cornbread, and smothered porkchops.  Yea it's all good.  Usually open
at 11 A.M.  Been open for a couple years.  You go there once and you
are hooked.  Tell Annie that St Louis Frank sent you.

 

 

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Moonshine Store  6017 E 300th Rd Martinsville, IL 62442.  618-569-9200
If you can find your way here, you're in for a treat.  This ole store has
been around since 1912, however Roy and Helen Tuttle purchased the store
in 1982.  This eatery is the home of the famous MOONBURGER.  But folks, get
up early cuz Helen only be cookin' from 6 A.M. til 12:30 P.M. sharp.
Leave yourself  some time to get lost as the store sits back off the  main
highways & byways.  Other than the food, it's why you go there, to get away
from it all and the hustle & bustle of city living.  What are you waiting for?
Head on over and you'll be at the intersection of two country roads miles
away from anything.  Look for Dee Dee, the Tuttle's dog and don't forget to say
hi to grandson Kale Tuttle - also known as The Vice-President of Trays.

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  New Roxy 367 Issaquenna Clarksdale, MS 38614.  662-313-6220
Robin Colonus has established herself in the New World District since 2005.
In August-2009 Robin became the sole owner in her quest to renovate and reopen
the New Roxy.  Watch for great shows at this historical place.

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 Our GrandMa's House of Pancakes 115 Third St Clarksdale, MS 38614.  662-592-5290
Archie Buford & Carl Davis have been friends since childhood and they are
Clarksdale guys that know their way around a kitchen.  Don't let the name fool
you, they serve all kinds of breakfast with eggs, grits, bacon, and hashbrowns.
Also burgers & fries for lunch.  Open at 7 A.M. and close around 1 P.M.
There is also a side room for entertainment that opens at 5 P.M. until 10 P.M.
Nice bar, pool table, and a place to hang out with a couple of nice Clarksdale Guys.

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  Pete's Grill 550 Sunflower Ave Clarksdale, MS 38614.  662-609-0560
A Clarksdale Joint just a short block from The Riverside Hotel.  Adrian Allen
held his Grand Opening on April 17, 2009 with a nice crowd and live music.
Adrian told me he's got great food coming soon.
Pete's is for friendly people ages 25 & up.

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  PO Monkeys Lounge Merigold, MS About 27 miles west of Clarksdale just off highway 61.
The last of the rural Joints run like it always has since 1961.  Willie "PO Monkey"
Seaberry used to have Strippers on Mondays, a DJ on Thursdays,
and a live band on occasion.

PO Monkey died on July 12, 2016 and the Lounge was closed. The Family says
it reopened on July 12, 2017 for 1 day, the first anniversary of Willie's death.

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615 Sunflower Avenue Clarksdale, MS 38614.  662-624-9163
World Famous RIVERSIDE HOTEL considered the Home of the Delta Blues.
Formerly a hospital, it's been a Hotel since 1944.  Want to stay where Ike Turner
lived and John F. Kennedy Jr. stayed? Lot's of people visit.  On a recent visit,
my fellow guests were from Denmark, Israel, New York, Italy, Japan, Florida,
California, and Australia!  Originally run By Z L Hill until her death in 1997, then
run by her son Frank "Rat" Ratliff until his death in 2013; and now run by Rat's
daughter Zelina.  Call and ask for "Zelina" and you'll find out what
Southern Hospitality is all about.

 

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  RED's LOUNGE Corner of Sunflower Ave. & MLK Drive.  No scheduled hours of
operation and no known phone number.  That's why you go there - to get away
from the outside world.  It's a place to lay up and hang out with friends.
Red hangs out there.  A Blues Joint with Blues music on many nights.
Say Hi to PeeWee & Mae too.

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Robert Johnson Gravesite at Little Zion M.B. Church on Money Road outside
of Greenwood, MS. A quiet, peaceful, secluded spot in a small country
Churchyard for the King of the Delta Blues who reportedly sold his soul to
the devil and died at the hands of a jealous man.

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South City Diner 3139 So. Grand St. Louis, MO 63118.  314-772-6100
Eclectic Old Style Diner decorated from the 50's with Little Richard  playing
on the juke box.  Pete , the owner, has developed a varied menu and
Big Daddy testified that it's all REAL GOOD.  Used to be at 3141 So. Grand
2 doors away.  Try a malt from the counter and you won't be disappointed.
Open 24 hours on the weekend and a great place to people watch.
If you're brave, try a Hangtown Omelet. 

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OK Folks, you missed Spooney's Joint on Johnson St as
Spooney CLOSED in October-2009! 
But Spooney's still around and he's still cookin'; you just
gots to find him. Try 404 Pelican Street in Baptist Town,
and you can still find them delicious ribs.

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Spooneys Bar-Be-Que 112 East Johnson St Greenwood, MS 38930
Been here on Johnson St since 1996, but Leroy 'Spooney' Kenter Jr has been
in the BBQ/food business most of his life.  This Jackson State student from
Baptist Town has his own "special Sauce" too.  Even if you're only in town
ten minutes, gotta stop at Spooneys place.

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The Franklin Room 816 Allen Avenue St. Louis, MO 63104.  314-664-7706
Nice Banquet facility in the heart of Soulard near St. Peter and St. Paul
Catholic Church.  300 capacity suitable for wedding receptions, private
parties, and other occasions.  Ask for Gary or Hank and tell them Oslo sent you. 

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Feb. 2, 2018 was Ladies Night
Sherena Boyce, Iretta Sanders, and Lady Jammer

  The Hut - 475 West Valley Ave - Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635.
Call Robert Kimbrough at 662-629-2853 for more info.  Sunday night live
Blues just like the Old Days with cold, cold beer & a Catfish sandwich!
Find your way in for a great time with the Robert Kimbrough Band, along
with a few more Kimbroughs, a few Burnsides, and as always, special
guests.  Maybe Little Joe Ayers will show up.

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 Tower Grove Books and Things 3316 Meramec St. Louis, MO 63118.  314-352-9020
No food nor any music, but both Brenda and Jerry Siegel are music fans.
You might see them on the dance floor at the Casa Loma on the weekends.
When not out enjoying life, they are stocking their store with books and lots of
other 'Stuff'.  If you check out all the corners in the store, you just might find
a bargain.  Tell Brenda that Oslo of The RatPack sent you.

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Sorry Folks - You Missed It!  CLOSED IN 2011

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 Tricia's Italian Restaurant at 226 Yazoo is the newest Italian Joint in Clarksdale, MS.
Tricia's also brought Steve along from Indiana to do some cooking and it
was all good.  Steve is a musician too, so you can expect some Blues Jams
taking place at Tricia's.  It was under construction during the April-2009
Juke Joint Festival, but Tricia had some of her famous homemade pies
on hand and Steve brought in the Adam Riggle band for a great time.
Construction is now complete and it's quite "The Place To Be" with great
food & entertainment.  Tricia's pies are Yum Yum!

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 Venice Cafe 1901 Pestalozzi St. Louis, MO 63104.  314-772-5994
Just take your time when you walk through this pathologically decorated
place, cuz you might miss something.  Go upstairs, go downstairs, and then
go outside.  I'm not sure how all this got put together, but you ain't seen
nothing like it.  It's a wonderful funky place and Bennie Smith & James Crutchfield
used to play every Wednesday night, so you know it's an OK place.  Some touring
groups will be playing here also. Tiny Tim even played here once.

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Way Out Club 2525 So. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104.  314-664-7638
The name says it all.  Bob and Sherrie have done a great job on this place
since moving from Cherokee Street in 2000.  Always a fun loving bunch of
people along with great shows.  Any place that would bring in Hasil Adkins
all the way from West Virginia gets a nod from The RatPack.

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  Weber's Cafe 10656 HWY 32 Plato, MO 65552.  417-458-9876
The 2010 Population Center of the USA!  This town of 74 people was
declared The Population Center of the United States by the Census Bureau
in 2010.  This is the place where the numbers of the U.S. Population are equal
whether you are looking North, South, East or West from Plato, MO.
Got it?  Every decade, the  Bureau of Census calculates the Population Center
of the U.S.  In case you didn't know, the USA Center is still moving
West & slightly South.  In 1820 the U.S. population was 9 1/2 million
and centered in West Virginia.  In 1920 the U.S. had 106 million and was
centered in Indiana.  We just about doubled to 203 million in 1970 and the
center was on the border of Illinois and Missouri. The 2010 census count
was 308,745,538!  That' s a 9.7% increase from the 2000 census.
So, get yourself to the population center and get some country cooking
at Weber's Cafe and meet yourself some friendly folks.

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  Wop's Barbque Shack 1406 1/2 N State Clarksdale, MS  38614.  662-624-9070
Wop & Dorothy run this popular late-night sandwich shop in an 8' x 10' room.
Yea, that's right, 80 sq ft of hard core Hog Maws, Rotel Burgers & Fries, Fish &
Chicken.  It's the smallest business in Clarksdale and It may be the smallest
business in the USA!  Only three people at one time can fit inside, and the line
usually goes down the sidewalk and around the corner.  Don't miss Wop's after
a late night out at the clubs.  Try Wop's famous spaghetti;
Hiromi comes all the way from Japan to get a double order!
St Louis Frank says, "That's the Clarksdale Truth!"

Wop & Dorothy retired in 2014, but don't worry,
Wop's daughter, LaTonya is now operating this great eatery!

 

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Wynne House Inn 195 N Randolph St Holly Springs MS 38635.  901-896-9155
theWynneHouse.com A beautifully decorated house in the Historic Area.
Steve and Suzette run this B&B after spending 8 years renovating this
147 year old two-story house. I stayed here in May of 2018 while attending
the Kimbrough Cotton Patch Blues Festival.  In addition to the rooms in
the main house, there is a 2-bedroom cottage at the rear of the property.
These are gracious hosts and you will enjoy a gourmet breakfast served
every morning at 8:30 in the main dining room, which is prepared by Sandy
also known as the Kitchen Wizard!

 

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Zoomie Cam 4020 Weber Road St. Louis, MO 63123.  314-544-0974
Freefall Photography and Videography by an experienced skydiver.  Give Larry
a call to take a picture of the roof of your house from 2,000 feet up!

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