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Jimmy "Duck" Holmes - Live at the Blue Front Café, Bentonia Mississippi

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Published on Jun 2, 2013

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes - Live at the Blue Front Café, Bentonia Mississippi,1. May 2013

During our Mississippi Blues Trail Trip II through the Mississippi Delta we visited Jimmy "Duck" Holmes at his Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia Mississippi and he played a couple of songs for us at this legendary place.

--- Blue Front Cafe ---
The Blue Front Café opened in 1948 under the ownership of Carey and Mary Holmes, an African American couple from Bentonia. In its heyday the Blue Front was famed for its buffalo fish, blues, and moonshine whiskey. One of the couple's sons, Jimmy Holmes, took over the café in 1970 and continued to operate it as an informal, down-home blues venue that gained international fame among blues enthusiasts.
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Music at the Blue Front was often impromptu and unannounced. The café seldom advertised or formally booked acts. Many itinerant harmonica players and guitarists drifted through to play a few tunes, but at times the musical cast included such notables as Skip James, Jack Owens, Henry Stuckey, Sonny Boy Williamson No. 2 (Rice Miller), and James "Son" Thomas.
Source: http://msbluestrail.org/blues-trail-m...


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