The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles. While many such jukes once dotted the cotton fields of the Delta countryside, Po' Monkey's was one of the relatively few to survive into the 21st century.Â Initially frequented by locals, Po' Monkey's became a destination point for blues tourists from around the world during the 1990s.
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