YouTube: Mississippi blues on the BBC

Posted on: Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

Roger Stolle of Cat Head recently sent out a news letter that alerted me to some clips available on the BBC site from the recent Imagine series The Story of the Guitar.

1. “Mr Tater comes from Clarksdale, Mississippi, a town that now finds itself firmly on the blues trail, as one of the possible location for the famous ‘crossroads’ where, according to the myth, bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in order to be able to play the guitar with uncommon skill…” –

2. “When writer Will Hodgkinson went in search of a real guitar man, he thought he found it down in Greenville Mississippi, in the character of T Model Ford…” –

3. “Resident of Clarksdale, Mississippi, one of the several places that lay claim to the crossroads at which Robert Johnson supposedly made his pact with the Devil, Super Chikan can make a guitar out of just about anything…” –

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