Saturday, October 2, 2010

Addendum On Who's Your Daddy?

I just got this in a comment from a woman who works at the B.B. King Museum in Indianola, Mississippi.
How lovely! And yes, I do want to go see it very badly.
And I should have mentioned in that post about my daddy that I highly recommend his autobiography, Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B.B. King written with David Ritz. I think it should be required reading for every child in an American school.
Anyway, here's what Ms. Ann said:

Ann has left a new comment on your post "Who's Your Daddy?":

Just a quick note from the B.B. King Museum in Indianola,Mississippi to tell you how much we all enjoyed this post. Please make plans to come see this fabulous place, built to honor our native son. The 20,000 ft. of new exhibit space - full of Lucilles, rare photographs, 12 of B.B.'s 15 Grammys, his entire home recording studio, over a hour's worth of award-winning high definition film and much more - was built just 2 years ago around an old brick cotton gin where B.B. worked as a young man. And the food in town is pretty great, too. You'll want to travel around the Mississippi Delta while you're here and discover all the mysteries of our backroads. So come on down and take the trip from Indianola to Icon and you might just run into B.B. while you're here. You are right -- he is a great man.
Contact us at or 662 887-9539 and we can help plan your trip.
Thanks for all your kind words and we'll pass them on.

Posted by Ann to Bless Our Hearts at October 2, 2010 12:55 PM


  1. Now didn't I tell you that BB King himself might possibly see this post?

  2. And you have a personal invitation! Sounds like a roadtrip is in order.

  3. oh yes, please go on a roadtrip, and tell us everything...

  4. Yup. Roadtrip. Write to them. Tell them you're coming. You might just get set up to meet him.

    Ooo! Excitement! It's Meant To Be!

  5. Whoa Nellie~!~!!! That's totally insanely COOL!

  6. Elizabeth- I am fucking swooning at the thought. Seriously.

    Kathleen Scott- Indeed! Mississippi calls me. I hear there's a crossroads there...

    Screamish- You know I would.

    Jo- Mr. King is on the road about 345 days a year. But I would just love to go see his museum.

    Ms. Fleur- I know!

  7. Isn't life full of grand surprises?

    I have been catching up---your writing is like a cool glass of water. Thank you for sharing your gift.

  8. I would like to go to the BB King museum. I want to see all those Lucilles. A trip through the heart of delta blues would be good.

  9. Nancy C- Oh, that means so much to me. Thank-you.

    Syd- Wouldn't it be wonderful? Yes. I think so. Especially as the days grow cooler.


    Riding With The King


  11. Michelle- Damn. I know. I'm thinkin'...

  12. The Mississippi Delta is shining like a national guitar!!!

  13. lulumarie- That song has now been in my head since this morning! God. What a great album. But I will not be going to Graceland, I don't think. I've never once thought, "Gee, I'd like to see the Jungle Room." Have you?

  14. Nope, but I did live in Memphis for a couple of years when I was a kid.

    That is one of my all-time favorite know, one of the ten you would take to the desert island?


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