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Author: Karen Hinton

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Nobody Sings the Blues the Way Mississippi Women Sing It

The Meridian Jazz and Blues marker honors blues and jazz performers that have played pivotal roles in musical history, locally and nationally, laying a foundation for future music genres. But Karen Hinton writes that many Mississippi blues women, especially Black women, are left out of the conversation and off of these historic markers, and most are not mentioned at all compared to men artists.

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