Southaven in DeSoto County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Although Patton was roughly five feet, five inches tall and only weighed 135 pounds, his gravelly, high-energy singing style made him sound like a man twice his size. An accomplished and inventive guitarist and lyricist, he was a flamboyant showman as well, spinning his guitar, playing it behind his head and slapping it for rhythmic effect. He also preached in local churches, played for the deacons of New Jerusalem M.B. Church here and recorded religious songs, folk ballads, dance tunes, and pop songs.
His most popular and influential record was the
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Blues Trail marker series.
Location. 34° 56.204′ N, 89° 59.539′ W. Marker is in Southaven, Mississippi, in DeSoto County. Marker can be reached from Airways Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is located at Tanger Outlet. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5205 Airways Blvd, Southaven MS 38671, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hubert Sumlin (a few steps from this marker); Po' Monkey's (within shouting distance of this marker); Club Ebony (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert King (within shouting distance of this marker); Living Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peavine Branch (within shouting distance of this marker); Dockery Farms (within shouting distance of this marker); Graceland (approx. 7.8 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southaven.
More about this marker. This is part of a display at the mall and not the original marker located in Holly Ridge that was erected in 2006. It does not include the front of the marker, only the rear side.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.