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“RAILROADIN’ SOME” by 'Mississippi'Max Haymes
(The Tennessee, Mississippi & Arkansas Book Signing Tour)

This is the tale of 'Delta Bound Blues: 3 Brits Hit the South' - the jottings and photos of our recent book signing trip to the Southern States. Max Haymes is the storyteller (with interjections from 'Ramblin' Rex and 'Pic-poppin' Al) and Alan White is the photographer and website master. Hope y'all enjoy it!

DAY ONE: Thursday, 31st August 2006
Delta bound... travelling from Manchester, UK to Atlanta, GA then to Memphis, TN, staying at the home of Dr. David Evans, eminent blues historian/author, ethnomusicologist and very fine blues guitarist/singer!

On August 31st. when Delta Flight 65 hit the air of a fine summer Manchester morning, we were starting a journey of a lifetime, which had its beginnings (for me) some fifty years earlier.  Arriving in Memphis, via Atlanta on Delta Flight 742, we were met by eminent blues historian/author and very fine guitarist/singer and ethnomusicologist Dr. David Evans.  He was driving a real cool low-down Cadillac of some 17 years vintage.  David is not only a very good friend but an ex-tutor when I was studying at Ole Miss in 1992.  This was when the Center for Southern Studies was being run by another good friend and ex-tutor, Dr. William Ferris Jr.; also an eminent bluesologist/author as well as one hip blues dee-jay.

Day Two: Friday, 1st September

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