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Highway 61 Blues
Just less than an hour south of Memphis, TN is a gateway to Blues music history. Along US 61 at Robinsonville, MS is the Tunica Blues Highway Visitor Center shack. Here you will find Blues memorabilia. Further down, another 50 minutes is the Crossroads at Clarksdale, MS. Marked by guitar signposts, legend has it that blues guitarist Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at this junction. At Clarksdale, stay at the Shack Up Inn. They offer lodging in authentic plantation shacks reminiscent of the Blues era. There are a lot of Blues bars and juke joints in downtown Clarksdale with local bands playing Blues all night long.
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