March 23, 2017
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM CELEBRATES
LITTLE JUNIOR PARKER'S BIRTHDAY
Monday, March 27, 2017
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
Join us for free cupcakes (while supplies last) throughout the day
and see our special artist exhibit as we pay tribute to Little Junior Parker.
From the Mississippi
Blues Trail website:
"Little Junior Parker, one of the most outstanding blues singers of the 1950s and '60s, was born on a plantation near Bobo on March 27, 1932. As a youngster Parker moved with his mother to West Memphis, and he recorded his first hit, 'Feelin' Good,' for Sun Records in Memphis in 1953. His many later hits included 'Driving Wheel,' 'Next Time You See Me,' 'In the Dark,' and 'Sweet Home Chicago.' Parker died in Blue Island, Illinois, on November 18, 1971."
the Delta Blues Museum
Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library
Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum
in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest
music museum and the nation's first museum dedicated to
the American art form known as the Blues. A 2013
recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library
Services - the nation's highest honor for museum and library
service to the community - and a 2014 winner of the National
Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum
is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors
find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history
and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the
Blues. The Museum is honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive
The "Delta Blues Foundation" is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt
organization that supports the work of Delta Blues Museum.
All funds solicited through the Delta Blues Foundation are
raised to benefit the Delta Blues Museum. On-line tax deductible
contributions to the Delta Blues Foundation include the
Deeper Roots program and the General Fund (a monetarily
unrestricted contribution made to the foundation in support
of the museum). Memberships and the Buy a Brick program
are funded directly to the Delta Blues Museum and are not
considered tax deductible.
For more information on events or programs, please
call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
This newsletter is supported in part
by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal