Every musician hits a few bad notes, but let's hope his friends
are more forgiving.
In this clip, Honeyboy Edwards endures the tough critique
of Johnny Shines and Big Walter Horton after a not-so-graceful
song ending. As the Adelphi staff asks for the song's title for
the tape log, Honeyboy can't quite pull up the name he wants to
give it. Something starting with the letters M...E...D...
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Honeyboy won the next round, however, when the conversation
turned to the late Robert Johnson and where his mother might be
found. As Honey sorts through his encyclopedic memory, he slowly
closes in on the little "flagstop" at Hollywood, near
Tunica. He was right, because the Leatherman Plantation where
Robert Johnson spent a portion of his life and where his mother
lived is within sight of the railroad crossing near Robinsonville,
Mississippi, which was known to area residents as Hollywood. The
little cafe standing next to the railroad and old Highway 61 was
made famous in the song "Walking in Memphis." "Son,
are you a Christian?" "Ma'am, I am tonight."
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