Canton in Madison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The club also earned a place in blues recording history in January 1952 when
Ironically, despite Jamesís posthumous fame among blues fans, he and other local down-home bluesmen rarely played at New Club Desire, although they did perform for Clarence Chinnís brother C.O. (1919-1999) at his cafť on Franklin Street, as well as for Frank Williams at a big dance hall in the Sawmill Quarters. New Club Desire favored touring blues and soul bands with horn sections and professional talent revues. B.B. King, Bobby Bland, and Hank Ballard & the Midnighters were recalled as particular favorites, and the talent roster also featured Little Milton, Albert King, Ted Taylor, Memphis Slim, Joe Simon, and many more. Clarence Chinn sometimes coordinated bookings with Tom Wince, who owned the Blue Room, a prominent Vicksburg venue, so that acts could play in both towns while on tour.
After Chinn decided to focus his energy on real estate and housing, New Club Desire was operated
Erected 2009 by the Mississippi Blues Commission. (Marker Number 65.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi Blues Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 36.137′ N, 90° 2.169′ W. Marker is in Canton, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Cross Street and South Union Street, on the left on Cross Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MS 39046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Priestley House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Howcutt Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harvey's Scouts Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Madison County Jail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grace Church (approx. ĺ mile away); Madison County Movement (approx. ĺ mile away); Madison County Courthouse (approx. ĺ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Also see . . .
1. Mississippi Blues Trail: Club Desire. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Past Blues: Club Desire. One of the premiere Blues and Rhythm and Blues nightclubs from 1940s to 1960s. (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. Canton Convention & Visitors Bureau: Mississippi Blues Trail (Cub Desire). (Submitted on January 1, 2015, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
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