Jimmy Duck Holmes keeping the Bentonia Blues alive

February 9th, 2007 |
Image for FaceBook

 
Share this post:
Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Reddit | Email
 
This post can be linked to directly with the following short URL:


 
The video player code can be copied in different sizes:
144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 540p, Other


 
This video file can be linked to by copying the following URL:


 
Download the video file.
 
Subscribe:
Connected Social Media - iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher | TuneIn | Twitter | RSS Feed | Email
 

Today, I bring you a rare and wonderful treat: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, who plays a rare form of the blues called the Bentonia Blues. Jimmy’s one of the last people alive who plays this kind of blues named for his home town of Bentonia, Mississippi, where he owns and operates one of the last traditional juke joints in the state, the Blue Front Cafe. You can get Duck’s recordings from St. Louis’ own blues label, Broke and Hungry Records.

Tags: , , , ,
 
Posted in: Connected Social Media, Digital Entertainment, Lo-Fi Saint Louis, Technology