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Michael James

June 10, 1965 - April 7, 2009

Rest in Peace

Photo courtesy of Panny Mayfield

The Delta Blues Museum is saddened by the loss of Michael "Dr. Mike" James. Born in Shaw, MS June 10, 1965, Michael was a longtime member of the Wesley Jefferson Southern Soul Band and and an extremely talented guitarist. He worked at the Delta Blues Museum as an instructor for the Arts & Education Program. He was very well known in the local blues community. Services will be in Shaw on April 16, 2009.

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