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Bunk Johnson’s “Closer Walk With Thee,” my dad, and Port Gibson

My father was a trad jazz fan (and clarinet player), and loved revival music of the forties from New Orleans.

About that time, he and some friends worked their way into the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson, which had loudspeakers connected to a record player.  They set it up […]

Church Hill and Port Gibson’s Church Street: Rapid Ramblings through Jefferson and Claiborne Counties, Part 2 of 3

This is part 2 of a three part trip through the Jefferson and Claiborne County areas of Mississippi. Here’s part 1.

About 6.6 miles north of State Highway 553 and its intersection with U.S. Highway 61 is Church Hill, the location of Christ Church, which was the first Episcopal congregation in Mississippi.


Miss. Preservation Blog goes inside St. Joseph’s church in Port Gibson

I always (since I was a small child) knew that the interior of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson was special and beautiful (and always seemed peaceful in a way a church should be).  I had no idea about the Catholic Church just up the street (and around the corner from my […]