340 A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI PHOTOS BY GREG CAMPBELL JUKE JOINTS Havens of “the devil’s music,” juke joints were once all over the South and frequent sights in Mississippi. Juke joints were places where blues artists, both well-known and those just starting out, could play to live audiences. Po’ Monkey’s juke joint in Merigold is part of the Mississippi Blues Trail and, for over fifty years, offered an authentic atmosphere enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.