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Mississippi Blues Trail to honor Gulfport musicians

bluesGULFPORT — The Mississippi Blue Trail will unveil a new marker Tuesday honoring several Gulfport musicians, including Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe.

The dedication will be held at 3 p.m. at the “Four Corners” intersection of Arkansas Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The “Four Corners’ was a central location in the decades when the African American communities in and around North Gulfport supported local nightclubs.

The marker will honors Roosevelt Sykes, Carl Gates, Cozy Corley, Skin Williams, Yvonne Tims and others.

Drummer Johnnie Lee Johnson, now known as Jaimoe, was raised in Mississippi City. Bass player Lamar Williams grew up in Handsboro before both gained fame as members of the Allman Brothers Band.

The marker is titled “Gulfport Boogie.” Gulfport’s blues and jazz history dates back to the early 1900s.


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