Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Alabama

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Location: Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 U.S. 72 W, Tuscumbia, AL
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 42.797    W 087° 42.419
  34.71328333    -87.70698333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNBHH


Musicians have long crossed the Alabama-Mississippi border to perform and record. Mississippians such as Albert King, Little Milton, and Pops Staples recorded at studios in Muscle Shoals and Sheffield, including those owned by Mississippi natives Rick Hall and Quin Ivy. Alabamians Jerry"Boogie” McCain, Frederick Knight and Roscoe Robinson recorded for labels in Jackson, Mississippi, while Florence native W. C. Handy encountered the blues while working in the Mississippi Delta.

End of The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Alabama