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“It’s the Real Deal!™” (...and a real time warp.)
Bentonia, Mississippi: where the Bentonia School of Delta Blues originiated and location of the world famous Blue Front Café…
Bentonia is Blues uniqueness and prolificity. Henry Stuckey, Skip James, Jack Owens, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Benjamin “Bud” Spires, Jacob Stuckey, Cornelius Bright, etc., honed (the extant continue…) their craft in & around the Blue Front Café.
Current Blues artists continue the trend. For example, the Original Harlem Slim, Tito Deler, on his way to Bentonia:
Tito Deler will be back for the 45th Annual Bentonia Blues Festival June 12 - 16, 2017, at the Blue Front Café and June 17, 2017, for a full day of music at Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ farm!
Okay, can we all shout BENTONIA?!! With typical bureaucratic embellishment, the US Postal Service announces Mississippi’s bicentenary stamp with none other than Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ (owner of Bentonia’s Blue Front Café, https://www.facebook.com/bluefrontrecords/?fref=ts, https://www.facebook.com/bluefrontcafeblues/) hands and guitar in a photo by Lou Bopp. Epic.
UPDATE – Thu., January 5, 2017, ~10 AM
When the stamps (…featuring Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ hands and guitar) go on sale, you can buy them online (...or at your local Post Office).
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