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Mississippi Blues Trail Stretches to Wisconsin September 24, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Mississippi Blues Trail.
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On Saturday, September 18 at 3:30pm, the 112th Mississippi Blues Trail marker was dedicated in Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, Wisconsin, near the former site of Paramount Records.

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Paramont Records label recorded many pioneering artists from Mississippi, including Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Skip James, Gus Cannon, Henry Townsend, the Mississippi Sheiks, Willie Brown, the Graves Brothers and others. This is the seventh marker dedicated outside of the state, and like the others, it demonstrates the wide reach and influence of Mississippi blues music.

For more on this Mississippi Blues Trail