Mississippi Blues Trail Markers

By JT_X JT_X
updated 3 months ago

“The Mississippi Blues Trail markers tell stories through words and images of bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed—and continue to exist—influenced their music. The sites run the gamut from city streets to cotton fields, train depots to cemeteries, and clubs to churches. We have a lot to share, and it's just down the Mississippi Blues Trail.”

Official site: http://msbluestrail.org/blues_marker_list
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Blues_Trail
Photos: http://www.mississippimarkers.com/blues-trail.html

Most entries in this list simply list the city in Mississippi where the marker is located. Markers placed outside the state of Mississippi will include the appropriate state name. In some cases, a marker is dedicated to a family which does not exist as an entity in the Discogs database; in such cases, family members are referenced instead. Some artists have multiple markers, which are noted. The city listed is often the birthplace of the artist, but not always. For the exact location of a marker, please refer to the msbluestrail.org web site.

Many more markers exist than are accounted for in this list, because they are not listed in the Discogs.com database as of this writing. Churches, clubs, non-recording artists, club owners, and others are commemorated; please see the msbluestrail.org web site for full details.

See also: http://www.discogs.com/lists/Mississippi-Musicians-Hall-of-Fame-inductees/234773

  1. Ace Records (3)

    Jackson

  2. Mose Allison

    Tippo

  3. Ishman Bracey

    Jackson

  4. Joe Callicott

    Nesbit

  5. Sam Chatmon

    Hollandale
    A marker for the Chatmon family also exists in Bolton.

  6. Otis Clay

    Waxhaw

  7. Sam Cooke

    Clarksdale

  8. James Cotton

    Tunica

  9. Tyrone Davis

    Leland

  10. Bo Diddley

    McComb

  11. Willie Dixon

    Vicksburg

  12. Melwin Ealey

    A.K.A. “Melwyn Ealey”?
    A marker for the Ealey Brothers exists in Natchez.

  13. Theodis Ealey

    A marker for the Ealey Brothers exists in Natchez.

  14. Buddy Guy

    Lettsworth, LA

  15. W. C. Handy

    Tutwiler

  16. Sid Hemphill

    Senatobia

  17. Walter Horton

    Horn Lake

  18. Son House

    Tunica

  19. Howlin' Wolf

    West Point