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Jukin’ at Thompson Grocery

Bobo, MS 1994

The Thompson family ran a series of general stores in the majority African-American town of Bobo for over 40 years. On nights when hometown blues man Robert Walker was visiting from California or when a group of local musicians could be rounded up, the little shotgun shack store was transformed into a rollicking juke joint in much the same way rural homes and businesses became the social centers of plantation life throughout the 19th and early 20th century.

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Robert Walker "Cut You Loose"

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