From the album Coalnoma
While Leland guitarist Little Bill Wallace plays a slow blues in the style of his friend and contemporary B.B. King, a couple dances on a Sunday night at Boss Hall's. Many Delta juke joints like Hall's, which once regularly featured live blues, have been struggling to remain open due to fierce competition with casinos for the entertainment dollar of Mississippians.
Local musicians who were first drawn from the juke houses to the casinos with the lure of steady pay have been frozen out by the casinos which now primarily feature national acts. To compound the problem, the local juke joints are often no longer able to pay the musicians. "In fact," says owner Boss Hall, "most of the time I can barely afford to pay the light bill in this place. Sometimes I think it's not worth opening at all."
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