I took a trip to Oxford, Mississippi, but detoured through Clarksdale — which is way out of the way. But since it’s ground zero for the blues, I had to make the pilgrimage.

Ground Zero, Morgan Freeman’s blues club, adjacent to the Delta Blues Museum.
The sign outside a convenience store would seem to indicate that you need look no further for all of the essentials of life.
This is where the clerisy of Clarksdale shops.
Should you need pork fat, I can set you up.
Where 61 and 49 meet — the crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. There’s a great barbecue place there too.
I stayed in the Guitar Slim suite at the B&B.