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Let the World Listen RightThe Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story$
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Ali Colleen Neff

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732290

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.001.0001

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“This Game Is for Life!”

“This Game Is for Life!”

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(p.15) Chapter One “This Game Is for Life!”
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Let the World Listen Right
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Ali Colleen Neff

William Ferris

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0002

This chapter discusses the hip-hop and blues scene at Red’s Juke Joint in the Mississippi Delta. It suggests that while the juke joint is made from worn materials, it was able to retain a wealth of local meaning, history, and style. The chapter also provides a description of the music scene by local artists and patrons of the joint, including blues singer and guitarist Wesley Jefferson, toast-teller Antonio Coburn, and bluesman Kenny Brown.

Keywords:   hip-hop music, blues music, Mississippi Delta, Red’s Juke Joint, music scene, Wesley Jefferson, Antonio Coburn, Kenny Brown

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