Bluesman Houston Stackhouse honored with Mississippi Blues Trail marker

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    WESSON, Miss. (AP) - Houston Stackhouse, famed for teaching and mentoring other blues artists, will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker on Wednesday in Wesson.

    Although Houston Stackhouse never became a major name in blues, he played key roles in Delta blues history as a sideman, mentor and influence.

    Stackhouse worked in Mississippi and Arkansas blues circles for several decades. He worked with Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Boy Williamson II and other legendary figures.

    Stackhouse was born was born Houston Goff on a Wesson plantation in 1910. He died in Helena, Ark., in 1980.

    The marker will be placed in front of the Old Wesson Public School, which is scheduled to become a community center.

    (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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