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Message from a Hostel – we have all the ingredients we just need to mixed them up

Far far far away in the land of Yankee Doodle there is a place called Clarksdale.  Maybe it is more in the land of very South Yankee Doodle (CSA).  The home of the crossroads and I don’t mean the UK TV series I referring to the home of Delta Blues.  It is only an hour and half south of the place known as Graceland.

Alastair and Nora accompanied by a visiting relation known as baby bear went to see places known as Morgan Freemans Ground Zero Blues Bar and Reds Juke Joint.  On entering Red’s who is an actual person who owns the bar they were greet with “there an’t no cuttin and shootin to-nite so come on in”

Just before ordering a beverage Red informed Alastair “we ain’t got no liquor here only beers, cause I have drunk all the liquor so what you havin boy?” “Oh said Alastair two beers please.  Y’all talk funny where ye all from – Funny said Alastair y’all talk funny too.

We were then met by Mr Bingo who had all the moves and eyed up Nora as his new Honey babe.  Alastair and Nora were joined at their table by “ I jus gonna sleep here for a few minutes and y’all ani’t in my way” They did not actually get his name as he nodded off to sleep.  Then the music started and wow what a sound from Lightnin Malcolm.  Guess who woke up and the first words out of his mouth were “hey girl you gota slow down, I say slow down girl ya slow down girl” to which a fast response came across the table from his missus – “who you talkin too fool best not be me fool caus I ain’t listening to you old fool” All Alastair could say was “hey Nora slow down girl” to which Nora replied “I am slowin down fool”

The best place to stay in town is the Shack Up Inn – not to be missed, what a place, friendly people and you would think you were staying at home.  Not found on the usual tourist sites and that is what is great about it and hope it stays that way what a treasure.  Nora said give this place a year or more and it will be the saviour of Clarksdale and Alastair we won’t be able to get a shack to live it. Great place and well worth the visit full of real characters and great music.

Red's Place

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