If you love documentary work you need to add this to your collection. If I were a law teacher, literacy teacher or writing teacher I would want to use this book. Will Jacks, photographer. In Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. Seaberry ran Po’ Monkey’s Lounge for more than fifty years, opening his juke joint in the 1960s. View All Available Formats & Editions. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. In his new book, Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. Po' Monkey's: Portrait of... Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Free shipping. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Portrait of a Juke Joint, Po' Monkey's, Will Jacks, University Press of Mississippi. Bookseller Inventory # 531ZZZ00C5P6_ns. Jacks’s photographs capture the intimacy and intensity of the juke joint. The more than seventy black-and-white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular―a journal of Jacks’s encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2019. Sign in to Purchase Instantly . Po' Monkey's was a juke joint in unincorporated Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States, outside of Merigold. Understand the music you hear. An essay by award-winning writer Boyce Upholt on the cultural significance of the lounge accompanies the images. Before the death of the lounge’s owner, Willie Seaberry, in 2016, it was a mandatory stop on the constant blues pilgrimage that flows through the Delta. By Caroline Sanders. Will Jacks is a photographer, curator, storyteller, and educator of culture and relationships in the Mississippi Delta, the Lower Mississippi River region, and the American South. Rightly so! This volume explores the difficulties of preservation, historical context, community relations, and cultural tourism. In Po' Monkey's: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. As might be deciphered from earlier posts, Po' Monkey's is (or was) a quintessential Delta blues juke joint that shuttered after its owner passed away about a year ago. The juke joint was founded in the early 1960s and was one of the last rural juke joints in the Mississippi Delta. 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Outside of Merigold, Mississippi, off an unmarked dirt road, stands Po’ Monkey’s, perhaps the most famous house in Mississippi and the last rural juke joint in the state, now closed to the public. Po’ Monkey’s was located in the house where Mr. Seaberry lived for much of his life. Outside of Merigold, Mississippi, off an unmarked dirt road, stands Po’ Monkey’s, perhaps the most famous house in Mississippi and the last rural juke joint in the state, now closed to the public. Po' Monkey's. The more than seventy black-and-white photographs featured in this volume … The more than seventy black-and-white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular—a journal of Jacks’s encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. (Adventure Without... XYAB Economics: A GOLD Libertarian Analysis of Money, Trade, and Freedom. $14.99. $35.00. Please try again. Founded in 1963, Po’ Monkey’s Lounge was one of the last rural juke joints in the Mississippi Delta, wedged between a cotton field and a gravel road just over a mile west of Merigold, Mississippi. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The juke joint was founded in the early 1960s and was one of the last rural juke joints in the Mississippi Delta. Write a review. On October 23, 2019, Will Jacks and Boyce Upholt presented "Po' Monkey's: Portrait of a Juke Joint" as part of the History Is Lunch series. Our revenue streams are few and, despite what you may have heard, the internet is not free. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Copyright © 2011-2016 Pond House Publishing. The more than seventy black and white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular--a journal of his encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. More than a year ago. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Travelers Hotel. Beautiful, haunting portrait of a vanished Mississippi icon. Hardcover. View all copies of this book. In Po? Account & Lists Returns & Orders. By Caroline Sanders. Election 2020 : What Matters | March/April Issue | Curated by Billy Howard| Margot Miller, Austen Risolvato, Kris Moore, Allan Mestel, Toni Cervantes | What Can I Do? In Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. Please try again. It’s hard not to know those words if you’re from the Mississippi Delta. Portrait of a Juke Joint, Po' Monkey's, Will Jacks, University Press of Mississippi. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. note: South x Southeast Gallery will host a book signing on September 21 during the SlowExposures Photography Festival. Po’ Monkey Keeping Watch (2012), for example, shows a lively space filled with people, lights, decorative objects and photographs, cups of beer, and Seaberry standing at ease in the center, casually observing the activity that buzzes about him. In Po' Monkey's: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. The more than seventy black-and-white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular—a journal of Jacks’s encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. Please join us at the gallery from 10-5, maybe buy a book, and, if so, Will will sign it. A legendary Mississippi juke joint goes up for auction. 212 Third Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614. Po' Monkey's Lounge outside Merigold, Mississippi. All Rights Reserved. $14.99. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Nancy is the Publisher and Founding Editor of South x Southeast photomagazine. A hand-built tenant home located on the plantation where Seaberry worked, Po’ Monkey’s was a place to listen to music and drink beer―a place to relax where everyone was welcomed by Seaberry’s infectious charm. This is such a great book. The more than seventy black-and-white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular—a journal of Jacks’ encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. The work brings together analyses of African American music, woven into a richly textured mosaic of history & culture. Hardcover $ 35.00. All Rights Reserved. August 15, 2018. photo: Andy Anderson. A PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR OF A QUINTESSENTIAL STAPLE OF THE MISSISSIPPI BLUES. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2019. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. In Po\' Monkey\'s: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. photo: from Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint by Will Jacks published by University Press of Mississippi, Copyright © 2019 by Will Jacks. The more than seventy black-and-white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular-a journal of Jacks's encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. Page after page told more about life than many a southern novel I have read. Now that Seaberry is gone, the uncertainty of the future of his juke joint highlights the need for a historical record. Its popularity remained strong even 50 years later beckoning to all manner of historians, performers, students and music lovers. In Po' Monkey's: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. In Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. In Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. That Bear Ate My Pants: A Comedy Memoir... with Teeth and Claws! Outside of Merigold, Mississippi, off an unmarked dirt road, stands Po’ Monkey’s, perhaps the most famous house in Mississippi and the last rural juke joint in the state, now closed to the public. enable_page_level_ads: true I first visited Po’ Monkey’s while working on an assignment for a regional magazine. We heard stories and rumors about plans to reopen it, but we have no idea if those are simply wishful designs. Hardcover $ 35.00. Po' Monkey's: Portrait of a Juke Joint eBook: Jacks, Will: Amazon.in: Kindle Store. pin. Hipster angels? University Press of Mississippi (September 25, 2019), Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Hosted by Travelers Hotel, Visit Clarksdale and Will Jacks. Hope to see you there! Mississippi Juke Joint Confidential: House Parties, Hustlers and the Blues Life (Landmarks), The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi, Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, Brother Robert: Growing Up with Robert Johnson, Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson, But thanks to the work of Will Jacks, a photographer from nearby Cleveland, the memory of the legendary juke joint lives on. Po' Monkey's From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Po' Monkey's lounge is located outside of Merigold, Mississippi in the Mississippi Delta and is a juke joint located in the cotton fields in a one-room house. 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