BUCK RAM arranger, songwriter and manager during The Platter’s golden years had a law degree from U of Illinois and studied music at Southwestern Univ. A handy combo for a music career.
They call that northwestern chunk of the state the MISSISSIPPI DELTA. That flood plain tween the Yazoo and the Mississippi bred the longest rice, the sweetest sugar cane, the tallest cotton, bird-size mosquitos and bluesmen by the gut-bucket full. Charley Patton, Son House, JL Hooker, Muddy Waters, BB King, Bo Carter, Howling Wolf, and Robert Johnson. Now that’s a fer-tile ooze.