Delta Blues Museum

1 Blues Alley Ln.,Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS 38614 - United States

662-627-6820

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Museum Day Hours of Operation: 9:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

A 2013 recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, and a 2014 recipient of a National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues. The Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest music museum.

Exhibits

Don Nix: Memphis Man Living High, Laying Low
The Memphis blues and rock legend has enjoyed a long career that involved close associations with Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, George Harrison, Freddie King, Furry Lewis, John Mayall, and many others. "Memphis Man: Living High, Laying Low" by Don Nix is a memoir of a Memphis music legend who played sax in an instrumental band, the Mar-Keys, that scored one of Stax Records first Top 10 hits, and then went on to become a prolific songwriter and record producer. His song, "Going Down," has been recorded by Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Deep Purple, The Who and many others.

Anthony Mostrom: Paramount Portraits, Drawings from the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 1 and 2
Paramount Records is one of America's most important record labels. The company's open-door recording policy led it to the nation's blues, jazz, gospel and folk musics, capturing a comprehensive anthology of what the country sounded like in the 1920s-30s. Anthony Mostrom, cartoonist, illustrator, and writer, created hundreds of ink portraits of Paramount's recording artists for Jack White's Third Man Records' reissue of the entire Paramount catalogue. The ink drawings were originally published in two "Field Manuals," 700 pages of encyclopedia-style biographies and discographies of 347 musicians.

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