Bentonia, MS 1993A black cat stares out from the front porch of blues singer Jack Owens as he plays his dark and haunting blues with harmonica accompanist Bud Spires.Owens, whose canon of songs comes from the minor-keyed Bentonia tradition made famous by the delta legend Skip James, sings in his signature song, “It must have been the devil that changed that woman’s mind/I’d rather be the devil than to be that woman’s friend.” Songs in the Bentonia tradition are suffused with brooding images of the supernatural.These songs they sang to each other and passed around by travelling musicians were handed down, evolving, growing, alive.When Burnside decided to take up music as an easier way of making a living than farming or fishing, he played the stuff in his head – he didn’t go and listen to a bunch of records to learn every note. It’s hard to see how Burnside learned his blues direct from the masters, as the liner notes like to suggest. No matter how other people recorded and arranged his songs, live he only played it one way – the electrifying rough house pogo music that finally found a voice on Burnside on Burnside.He spent the last two decades of his life as an ambassador for Memphis Blues, primarily playing educational and cultural festivals associated with the Center for Southern Folklore. Bobo, MS 1995The Thompson family ran a general store in the majority African-American town of Bobo for over 40 years.
But the line moves quickly and you’ll notice most patrons slip around a dark corner.
This popular bar on NW 21st is known for its cocktails, mussels & fries, and the best outdoor patio in Northwest.
It’s a great place to watch a game, thanks to a large television and functional bar outside.
The second transaction took place on August 22, 2001. The unidentified third party driving the white vehicle got into Burnside's pickup, stayed for less than a minute, exited the pickup and left the scene.
At this time, Smith gave Burnside 0 to purchase drugs.