Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Louisiana's East Baton Rouge Parish, in the outback near the village of Zachary. Following a pitch-black night drive along on a gravel road, we have arrived at Teddy's Juke Joint for a visit with Lloyd Johnson Junior.
Known fondly throughout the South as Teddy, the 73-year-old has owned Teddy’s Juke Joint for the past four decades. In the past, juke joints were typically just a sparsely-decorated front room of a sharecropper’s shack, where friends congregated to sing the blues, dance the night away, and down a pint or two. These old havens for sharecroppers at one time dotted the rural countryside throughout the Deep South, but there are just a handful still operating.
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