MOORHEAD, Miss– The folks way back when called it Yellow Dog. Now that exact spot is getting a marker on the Blues Trail.
The people of the Yazoo-Delta called it Yellow Dog, or said it was where the Southern Cross the Dog. What it really meant: the north and south line of the Yazoo-Mississippi Valley Railroad crossed the east and west line of the Southern Railway in Mississippi.
It’s in that spot, Yellow Dog, that the next Blues Trail Marker is going up this week. The marker will be uncovered Thursday at 10 a.m. at Washington Street and West Delta Avenue in Moorhead, reports The Republic.
Yellow Dog inspired W.C. Handy to write “Yellow Dog Rag” back in 1914. Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller all recorded it under the name “Yellow Dog Blues.”