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Rolling Down the Blues Highway

Enjoy Mississippi's musical history by visiting spots like the Delta Blues Museum and Po' Monkey's juke joint.

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And finally, Vicksburg, Miss., is where you'll find Dixon's birthplace. He was one of blues' most influential songwriters and, along with Muddy, a key contributor to the Chicago blues. Like Muddy, Dixon was also a major influence on rock and roll. Artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and the Doors covered his songs.

Genetta M. Adams is a senior editor at The Root.

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