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Summer of Blues: Thirteen days in the Hill Country

It was the summer of 1967. The Summer of Love for some. The Long Hot Summer for others. American troops poured into Vietnam while race riots broke out in major cities across the country from Detroit to Atlanta. “Gentle people with flowers in their hair” flocked to San Francisco while The Rascals and Aretha Franklin rocked the top of the ...

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Riverside Hotel provides no-frills Mississippi blues experience

CLARKSDALE — It’s not the Heartbreak Hotel or the Ritz, and George Washington didn’t sleep there. But the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale is regarded as a history exhibit of blues music. And, oh yes. Muddy Waters did sleep there and Bessie Smith died there. Blues icons roomed at the Riverside from the 1940s to early 1960s as they made their ...

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