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“Great personal collection of music”

The Rock & Blues Museum
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Clarksdale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Rock & Blues Museum places emphasis on the music’s Mississippi roots, specifically Clarksdale, highlighting the contributions from Eddy Boyd, Little Junior Parker, Sam Cooke, Ike Turner, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, as well as early rockers like Elvis Presley, Bo Diddley, Andy Anderson and Conway Twitty.
Memphis
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great personal collection of music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This a one-man private collection put together and displayed for museum goers. I was with a group of 3 friends so I felt a little rushed instead of feeling like I could read all the newspaper articles especially from the day after Elvis died and several other historical documents describing the various important musicians over the years.

Visited February 2013
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Alexandria, la
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“TModel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We happened to drop in while T-Model was there and singing. What a treat! We bought one of his CDs and got it autographed.

Visited January 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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228 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“What a collection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

OK, so this whole museum is based on what this one gentleman collected...but what a collection! Really fascinating and definitely worth the investment of an hour and five bucks.

Visited January 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Interesting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

The building has seen better days but that only serves to lend authenticity to the displays. This is a private collection which has been assembled out of a genuine love for the genre.
The gentleman who owns it has a deep knowledge of everything he has collected and there is as much or more crammed into this little storefront building as there is in any similar museum.
As long as he isn't too busy he will accompany you on your tour and explain what he has and how he came to have it. (sometimes you may wish he wouldn't as the depth of detail may be more than you desire)
He also plays locally with some of the blue bands around town.
Definitely worthwhile for a nominal fee.

Visited September 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great collection and extremely knowledgable.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

I went directly to The Rock & Blues Museum after unpacking. So glad I went. Amazing collection from early blues thru Rock. Like the other reviewers owner gives a great personal tour. Also helped me get my bearings on Clarksdale. Thanks so much! Will go back before we leave for sure. No entry fee but a donation amount is suggested and well worth it.

Visited December 2012
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