Friday, October 18, 2013

Photos from Jackson, Mississippi

Continuing with some photos from my US road trip, here are a selection taken in Jackson, Mississippi. We arrived there on a Monday not expecting much in the way of music, but we were in a for a surprise. The Central Mississippi Blues Society have a weekly blues jam at Hal and Mal's bar which exceeded all our expectations.
Performing a warm up set for a forthcoming visit to South Africa was Misty Blue soul star Dorothy Moore.
There were several local blues and soul sngers also performing on the night. Here is Abdul Rashid.
This is The Rock.
Up and coming soul singer JJ Thames.
A veteran soul and blues singer who is still excellent, this is Pat Brown.
Here a few photos of me with some of the artists - first Dorothy Moore.
With Pat Brown.
And with JJ Thames. An impressive lady!
Next day we visited the Malaco recording studio which has been completely rebuilt since being destroyed by a tornado two years ago.
One of many souvenirs saved from the rubble, this is the gold disc for Misty Blue.
The man who very kindly showed us round, this is Burton Doss.
Here is the Malaco warehouse, stuffed full with CDs and cassette tapes of gospel and southern soul artists.
The radio studio for Southern Soul Radio, which is well worth a listen. The two Daves (Thomas and Carroll) and myself recorded messages which may be broadcast.
This is the funeral programme for Malaco star Bobby 'Blue' Bland.
The Malaco vault.
Recording studio.
A few of the many photos of the artists who have recorded at Malaco.
At the mixing desk here is producer Wolf Stephenson with Dave Thomas, Dave Carroll and me.
Photos by Nick Cobban.


At 11:45 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing - I suppose you'll be wearing your Malaco T shirt on your visit to Stax Nick?!

At 11:46 am , Anonymous Grahame Joyce said...

my comment above Nick

At 7:59 pm , Blogger Nick said...

Yes I got a couple of comments about the T shirt. I made amends by buying a Malaco one.


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