Hattiesburg, Mississippi: The Jook

An outdoor structure with several built-in instruments that visitors are encouraged to play. Celebrates Hattiesburg as one of the birthplaces of rock and roll.
Address:
102 Jackson St., Hattiesburg, MS
Directions:
Downtown, on the west side of Jackson St. just north of its intersection with Main St. In a small park directly behind the 9-11 memorial of the WTC twin towers.
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The Jook.

The Jook

The Jook is public art. It celebrates the state of Mississippi's contribution to the evolution of Rock and Roll by Blind Roosevelt Graves and the Mississippi Jook Band.

[Stuart L Schroeder, 01/17/2020]

The band's 1936 recordings "Barbecue Bust" and "Dangerous Woman" are considered to be two of the earliest proto-rock records. To encourage more music, The Jook incorporates several built-in instruments that visitors are encouraged to play.


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