Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jackson, MS - James Bennett

Ozy is in Jackson for one reason: to continue his archeological excavation of James Bennett's record warehouse, a cavernous leaky-roofed building out on Medgar Evers Boulevard in the heart of Jackson's ghetto.



James Bennett still runs his BIP record store as well as his gospel label J&B Records. In the past he has released soul, blues, and rap on his other labels called Traction, Retta, and Big Thigh. In the early 1980's he created the La Jam label exclusively for Bobby Rush.

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