Monthly Archives: September 2012

TOURING THE BLUES OF JUKE JOINT MISSISSIPPI

Today you can easily find a good crapshoot without the risk of getting arrested, thanks to numerous gaming establishments, and along the muddy Mississippi, all up and down the Delta,  blues are being spread like soft butter on a piece … Continue reading

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BETTE DAVIS BAR-B-QUE GROCERY

You won’t get any better recommendation for a joint like this than you’ll get from bluesman and humorist, the inimitable C.W. Stoneking, who found the place by accident on one of his trans-American odysseys between here and there. It’s the … Continue reading

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LUNCH COUNTER LINGO

The term “lunch counter” was first recorded in 1869 in the United States, and became known as a luncheonette in the 1930s. Many terms were launched from local and ethnic roots that might be considered politically incorrect these days, and … Continue reading

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C.W. STONEKING’S L.A. PICK : PINK’S

Pink’s is probably the most famous hot dog stand in the country… certainly in Los Angeles!  Located near the corner of Melrose and La Brea, Pink’s can be found by looking for a crowd of people and following the aroma … Continue reading

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TJANDERI’S OF UBUD

Back in the mid-1970s I found myself along with my partner and six-month-old son – the future CW Stoneking – ensconced in a homestay in Bali, Indonsia. Called Pak Adur’s,  it was located just over the bridge at Tjampuan, across … Continue reading

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