B.B. King is the new owner of a juke
joint where he and other artists have kept the blues alive for the
past several decades.
Mary Shepard has owned Club Ebony for the past three decades.
She says she sold the club to King because she wants to relax and
spend time with her family.
Shepard tells Greenville TV station WABG that her last day at
the club is April 6.
A Mississippi Delta Blues Trail Marker outside Club Ebony says
several musical icons have played there since 1945, including Count
Basie, Ray Charles, James Brown, Ike Turner - and, of course, King.