In this Aug. 3, 2011 photograph, in the room once occupied by members of the Blind Boys of Alabama when staying at the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Miss., owner Frank Ratliff has added a window air ... more 
In this Aug. 3, 2011 photograph, in the room once occupied by members of the Blind Boys of Alabama when staying at the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Miss., owner Frank Ratliff has added a window air conditioner for the comfort of guests not used to the 100 degree daily heat of the area. The hotel, initially an eight room hospital for blacks, evolved into a 21-guest room facility that over the years provided long term housing for artists such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Ike Turner. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rogelio V. Solis
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 11:11 AM EDT