'GET YOUR BLUES ON' AT THE SQUEEZE BOX

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'GET YOUR BLUES ON' AT THE SQUEEZE BOX

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Private 425 square foot apartment with 1 BR, 1 BA and featuring 'Magic Fingers'

........Start an unforgettable journey into the 'land where blues began'.......The Squeeze Box is a great place to begin your blues road trip and gain an appreciation for an area that gave birth to the blues. The Squeeze Box is located in the heart of historic Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Crossroads.

Decorated in true funky 'Delta Style' by local artisans, John Magnusson and Randall Andrews, you can't help but appreciate the unique history, hospitality and culture. The Squeeze Box is your blues oasis and will make you feel right at home in the Delta! The 4 room private apartment has all the amenities you expect and more......its fully equipped and all it needs is YOU!

Spend your day exploring the town's rich historical sites, specialty shops, museums and restaurants and breath in our history and lifestyle for a few days or weeks!

Museums: Delta Blues Museum

The Delta Blues Museum was established in 1979. This internationally-acclaimed museum showcases the history and significance of the Blues in this region. It features a wax figure of Blues great Muddy Waters and the famous Muddywood Guitar, videotape and slide-and-sound programs, photographs, recordings, books, memorabilia, archives, and much more. Stovall Plantation was the original home of the Muddy Waters Cabin, which is now located in its new home at the renovated Freight Depot on Blues Alley.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues Heritage Museum

This museum is packed full of music memorabilia and artifacts from the 1920’s through the 1970’s. Follow the evolution of America’s music from blues, R&B, and rockabilly to rock ‘n roll and soul and see how it influenced people all over the globe.

Art Galleries:

Hambone Gallery

111 East Second Street,

Clarksdale Mississippi.

Lambfish Gallery

114 Third Street,

Clarksdale, MS.

A gallery featuring original art and pottery.

Foxtrot Gallery

247 Delta Avenue ,

Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Culture & History: BLUES ALLEY

The renovated passenger train depot, located on Blues Alley, now houses the Dutch Oven pastry, pie and cake bakery and sandwich/soup shop. The Dutch Oven specializes in quality baked items in the tradition of its Mennonite proprietors. The historic depot has been refurbished to its original condition both inside and out. Together, Clarksdale Station, the Delta Blues Museum, the former Greyhound Bus Station, and Ground Zero Blues Club make up Blues Alley.

LITERARY

Tennessee Williams

Clarksdale is the childhood home of America’s most performed playwright, Tom “Tennessee” Williams. Young Tom’s grandfather served as rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church and lived in the parsonage. The church and parsonage are still active today.

Take a walking tour of the nearby historic neighborhood that greatly influenced the characters and events that are well known in Williams’ plays and screen adaptations such as Summer and Smoke,and The Glass Menagerie.

The Birthplace of the Blues

Clarksdale

Many say Clarksdale, Mississippi is the very birthplace of the blues. It would be hard to argue against it. Site of countless blues festivals and home to famous blues musicians like Muddy Waters,John Lee Hooker,Big Jack Johnson, and Son House, the city will definitely teach you everything you need to know about the health of the blues in the Delta today.

Historic Blues District & Live Entertainment

The vibe of the blues starts in the Historic Blues District, otherwise known as Blues Alley. Within the city, you’ll find the Delta Blues Museum, a literal blues shrine of artifacts and memorabilia; actor Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club, where famous blues musicians sling lyrics on a juke joint stage almost every night of the week; and the iconic Crossroads of Hwy 61 & 49, the site where Robert Johnson allegedly sold his soul to the devil.

One-of-a Kind Lodging

At the 'Squeeze Box' Delta Style rules the day. Designed and decorated by local artists. The Squeeze Box features works by local painters,sculptors, and photographers.

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True Blues

When visitors travel to Mississippi to discover our state's blues musical heritage, they find the real, authentic experience here - especially in places like Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta.

When you arrive in Clarksdale, Mississippi, start at the famed crossroads of Highways 49 and 61, said to be the site of where legendary blues man Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in order to master the guitar. A large sign with crossed guitars marks the spot of this diabolical deal in Delta lore. Highway 61 runs north to south and is often referred to as the 'Blues Highway.'

And now that the Mississippi Blues Trail includes dynamic, historical markers at locations throughout the state, you can visit two new Blues Trail Markers that are now in place in the Clarksdale area at the Riverside Hotel and at Muddy Waters' cabin site.

Speaking of Muddy Waters, Clarksdale, Mississippi, is the home of the Delta Blues Museum. Inside you'll find a wealth of information

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and exhibits about the unique American musical art form that is simply known as 'the blues.' Permanent exhibits such as Muddy Waters' childhood cabin make the Delta Blues Museum a must-see for everyone.

Clarksdale's rich blues history is evident all over town. On Sunflower Avenue you will find the Riverside Hotel made famous by Bessie Smith who drew her last breath there after a car accident. Issaquena Avenue is where beginner blues men of the past cut their teeth through street performances. Wade Walton's Barbershop was once the site of spontaneous blues jam sessions and tall tales by the owner who was friends with blues great Sonny Boy Williamson and W.C. Handy. Finally, while in Clarksdale, Mississippi, make it a point to tune into one of the country's oldest blues stations, WROX 1450-AM.

Another interesting site in the area is Hopson Plantation. The Hopson Planting Company was established in 1852 to grow cotton, the Delta's cash crop. The 4,000-acre property reached its

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heyday in the 1940s when the company was first to grow and harvest a cotton crop produced completely by mechanical methods. No longer a functioning farm, the Hopson Plantation and Commissary stands today in much the same condition as it was more than fifty years ago.

After you've worked up an appetite discovering all of the Mississippi blues history and heritage in Clarksdale, you'll have plenty of places to dine. Right beside the sign marking the historic crossroads is another famous Clarksdale landmark: Abe's Bar-B-Q. Since 1924, barbeque lovers have flocked to Abe's to enjoy tender pulled pork sandwiches and splendid sides. Come hungry and order the 'Big Abe.' Chamoun's Rest Haven Restaurant is indeed a haven of multi-cultural dining in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. An extensive menu features American and Italian fare as well as some of the area's best Lebanese cuisine. Don't leave without sampling the stuffed grape leaves, stuffed cabbage and stuffed kibbie.

A heavy dose of Clarksdale

Clarksdale, Mississippi, is a colorful mix of Delta characters and fascinating places. Discover the Riverside Hotel where blueswoman Bessie Smith died and John F. Kennedy, Jr. slept. Eat at the home of the World's Famous Hot Tamales at Hicks', or dine at Madiidi's, a restaurant owned and frequented by Morgan Freeman. Be sure to do some shopping before you leave town - and here's a unique place you'll want to check out: Taking its name from a type of biscuit of similar size, Cathead Delta Blues & Folk Art store features a full selection of Mississippi blues CDs, videos, DVDs, books and collectibles as well as Southern folk art. It's a great place to find some souvenirs for your friends or for yourself. Be sure to stop in and pick up a memory from your trip to the historic Delta.

We're the crossroads of culture and quirkiness with a heavy dose of the blues.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed

John Magnusson

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100% cotton linens (400-600 count), both Down and hypo-allergenic pillows, 100% cotton bath towels, DirecTV, MP3 plug in station

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Features an extensive collection of original paintings, photographs,drawings, musical instruments, and art installations from the Mississippi Delta.

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Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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'Get Your Blues On' at The Squeeze Box
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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'Get Your Blues On' at The Squeeze Box
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p920449
+1 732 740-6155
Clarksdale Mississippi
5

If you love the blues this is the place

  • 5 of 5
Very cute and strategically located. Would return and hope to do so
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Short & sweet; thank you for the kind words!
business
'Get Your Blues On' at The Squeeze Box
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p920449
+1 732 740-6155
Clarksdale Mississippi
5

This is not your business hotel

  • 5 of 5
I travel for business all of the time and would love to stay in a place like this. We were able to rent the Squeeze Box for the Clarksdale Caravan. The place was spacious with bedroom, kitchen and living room, you immediately felt at home.

John did a great job of using the space and decorating this place. We even showed it off to Charlie & Henri Musselwhite and their friends! There was music everywhere as was Watermelon Slim and Super Chinkah. We only had to open our front door to be surrounded by the blues. Across the street, we saw Candy Kane at the Hambone Art Theater and learned our way around town thanks to Mark & Theo at the Rock & Blues Museum.

This town is doing a woderful job of coming back to live and you will be happy if you choose to stay in one of John's rentals.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael,

I saw Charlie Musselwhite's Facebook posts and photographs that he took in the Squeeze Box during your stay; thank you for showing the place to Charlie & Henri. It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay in Clarksdale, and at the SB. As you mentioned, the location is very centrally located and within walking distance of everything in downtown Clarksdale. Glad you enjoyed the design, decorating, and original artwork in the unit. Hope to see you both again real soon.

Best,

John
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5

eclectic, cozy, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5
Great vibe and location! Loved the small town charm of Clarksdale.. We had the perfect spot to experience this lovely, historic city at it's best! Thank you!!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leigh Ann,

Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to Clarksdale, and your stay at the Squeeze Box. Being located in the heart of the historic district of Clarksdale, it is easy to walk to all the downtown music venues, restaurants, art galleries,wine shop, and our 2 museums from our front door. Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday with us.

Best,

John
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Ottawa, ON Canada
5

The coolest digs in Clarksdale!

  • 5 of 5
If someone had told me it would be even more fun the second time around, I'd have told them it wasn't possible. But it not only was possible, it felt like coming home. Proximity to everything that warms a blues lovers' heart - right in the middle of the Juke Joint Festival, an easy walk to almost every music venue (unless you're taking a trip down the road to Po' Monkeys), the warm welcome from friends we met last year, and new friends -- usually made while showing off our unique accommodations. Enjoyed the new additions to the Clarksdale landscape, especially the Pink Bar which has delectable mouthwatering Mac & Cheese unlike anything you've ever tasted (and I don't normally like M&C!). The only disappointment was having to leave after a week. Thanks John & Mark!! See you again next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane,

I am thrilled that you enjoyed all the new art pieces and other additions that we made over the past year. We want to continually raise the bar and make the guest experience better. The Pinkbar has been a great addition to the neighborhood, with a wonderful bar (that pours a real drink), great food, live music on the weekends, and overall a very cool scene. Also, since last year, Jerry's Dreamboat has opened on Sunflower serving killer Delta tamales and BBQ, and the Oxbow Restaurant has opened for dinner on the weekends. More to come....stay tuned.
btw...we just received your new week booking for next year. Thank you.

Best,

Mark & John
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5

Cozy Blues Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5
Comfy setting in the middle of Blues locations in Clarksdale. You can walk to any Blues venue, museums, restaurants and shops. Unique "Delta Style" furnishings! Clean facility and a special touch with a relaxing "Magic Fingers" bed. We will return and recommend to others.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David,
Glad that you had a fun time in Clarksdale and enjoyed the Squeeze Box. Being able to park your car out front when you check in, and walk to any/all the clubs, restaurants, bars, galleries in Downtown Clarksdale during your stay is a real benefit. That plus you have a front row seat on our veranda for the Hambone Festival, Clarksdale Caravan, and the Rock & Blues Museum stage during the Juke Joint and the 2nd Street Blues Festival. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
Best,
John & Mark
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'Get Your Blues On' at The Squeeze Box
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p920449
+1 732 740-6155
Clarksdale Mississippi
Ottawa, ON Canada
5

Everything a blues lover could want, and more!

  • 5 of 5
Sumptuous? No. Funky and fabulous? Ooooh yeah! This little apartment exudes "quirky with character" and I LOVE it. The pictures for this listing and other reviews say it all.

Living in the midst of all the cool artwork and nods to Clarksdales' musical legends was the highlight of a month-long trip to the South on a blues 'pilgrimage'. Add in the music during and around the Juke Joint Festival and the warm and welcoming people of Clarksdale = musical nirvana for me.

Thanks to John and Mark for creating such a unique experience!

Will I go back? You bet. Already booked for next year.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane,

Thrilled that you enjoyed your week at The Squeeze Box, and your time in Clarksdale. We have you on the calendar for your return stay, and have already made a few new art additions to the place (in addition, we installed a larger flat screen television last week). The live music and arts in Clarksdale is truly remarkable, and getting better every day. Thank you for staying with us, and we'll see you again real soon.

Cheers,

Mark
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Memphis
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Ground Zero Blues Club, Red's Lounge
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Stone Pony,Yazoo Pass, Lady at the Levee
Car: recommended

Blues,live music,museums,art galleries,Civil War Sites,Literary history (Tennessee Williams),Mississippi River, Gambling casinos

Other Activities: Mississippi River kayak & canoe trips.Civil War sites.

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Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Weekday rates are $125.00/night, with a two night minimum.
Single night supplement $25.00

During special events, festivals, weekends, and holidays additional minimum stay requirements and/or rates may be in effect. Please contact John at 732 740-6155 with any questions.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Clarksdale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Living Area
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower features ample hot water & water pressure
  • The bathroom is decorated by local artisans and features galvenized wall coverings and a large 'blue hue' corrugated, modern shower with Kohler faucets. The featured woodwork and sculptures were done by local artist Randall Andrews. 100% cotton towels are also provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size Sealey Posturepedic
  • The master suite features a King-Size Sealy Posturepedic Plush Pillow-Top Mattress with 400+ thread count cotton linens. The room features the X-Ray Viewing Box with art display featuring photographs by artist Amanda Gresham, original artwork by local artists, and a bedside IPOD/MP3 stereo system. For your comfort, The Squeeze Box now features 'Magic Fingers'. It quickly carries you into the land of 'tingling relaxation and ease'. TRY IT, YOU'LL FEEL GREAT
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
The Squeeze Box was designed and decorated in true “Delta Style” by local artisans, John Magnusson and Randall Andrews. This four-room private apartment has central AIR CONDITIONING, and features a large living room, kitchen, master suite, and full bath with shower. The bedroom features a King-Size Sealy Posturepedic Plush Pillow-Top Mattress with 400 count cotton linens. The fully equipped kitchen includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, full size microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker. A stereo system pipes music into all rooms, and has a direct link for your IPOD or MP3 player. A separate IPOD/MP3 system is located bedside. ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY DELTA ARTISTS IS DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE FLAT. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ARE ALSO INCORPORATED INTO THE DESIGN. There is a large covered sidewalk veranda where you can relax, sip a refreshing cool beverage, and recharge your batteries before a night on the town listening to live blues at any of the local clubs or juke joints

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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