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North Mississippi Hill Country Blues

John Sinclair, Honest Tune, Spring 2005

WHEN YOU hear the word "blues" you're bound to think of Mississippi. The phrase "Mississippi blues" leads at once to thoughts of Clarksdale and Greenwood and the music of the Delta. But when you hear them say "North Mississippi blues," you know they're talking about the hill country to the northeast of the Delta and the distinctive African American music that's developed there over the past two centuries.

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