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Author Jacks, Will H., author, photographer.

Title Po' Monkey's : portrait of a juke joint / Will Jacks ; essay by Boyce Upholt.

Publication Info. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  792.7097 JAC    Available
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Description 119 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
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Contents The after-Monkey blues -- Boyce Upholt -- Photographs -- Photographer's statement -- Acknowledgments.
Summary "Outside of Merigold, Mississippi, off an unmarked dirt road, stands Po' Monkey's, perhaps the most famous house in Mississippi and the last rural juke joint in the state, now closed to the public. Before the death of the lounge's owner, Willie Seaberry, in 2016, it was a mandatory stop on the constant blues pilgrimage that flows through the Delta. Willie Seaberry ran Po' Monkey's Lounge for more than fifty years, opening his juke joint in the 1960s. A hand-built tenant home located on the plantation where Seaberry worked, Po' Monkey's was a place to listen to music and drink beer--a place to relax where everyone was welcomed by the infectious charm of Willie Seaberry. In Po' Monkey's: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. The more than seventy black and white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular--a journal of his encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. An essay by award-winning writer Boyce Upholt on the cultural significance of the lounge accompanies the images. This volume explores the difficulties of preservation, historical context, community relations, and cultural tourism. Now that Seaberry is gone, the uncertainty of the future of his juke joint highlights the need for a historical record."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Po' Monkey's (Merigold, Miss.) -- Pictorial works.
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- Pictorial works.
Dance halls -- Mississippi -- Pictorial works.
Music-halls -- Mississippi -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Upholt, Boyce, author.
Added Title Portrait of a juke joint
ISBN 9781496825339 (hardcover)
1496825330 (hardcover)

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