Article on Marion James, 2012.: 36.078468, -86.724829
This is a 2012 article from the magazine Living Blues. The article reads as follows:
"Marion James glances around her living room. ‘Jimi used to play right back through there.’ She said, nodding her head towards the rear of her home and in the direction of Interstate 40, where trucks and cars speed through what was the heart of the 1960 music district before the highway split historically black North Nashville in two. ‘Jimi’ is, of course, the guitar-singer who back then was known as Jimmy Hendrix, a former Fort Campbell paratrooper who wandered the 60 or so miles to Nashville to hone his R&B chops back in the 1960s. One of the places where he performed as a house band member, the Del Morocco, as well as the beauty college where he rented a spare room upstairs, were sacrificed in the name of progress by highway planners. ‘He was all right, a nice guy,’ she says. ‘I hired him to play for me some.’ That’s been the general consensus in Nashville’s R&B; he was a good, low-key fellow who perhaps laid a little too hard on the dope.” There are two photographs included. The photograph on the left has the caption "Marion James. Boardwalk Café. Nashville, 2003."
The photograph on the right has the caption "Marion James and band perform at nightclub in Hopewell, Tennessee circa 1971. L to R: John Helms, James “Buzzard” Stuart, Marion James, (unidentified), and Billy Cox."
Ghianni, T. (2012, June). Marion James: Nashville’s queen of the blues. Living Blues, 18-19.
Physical Description Note: Scan of article from 2012 issue of Living Blues.