Chances are... if you are from around the Birmingham and it's surrounding areas then you probably have heard of the name Gip before. Henry 'Gip' Gipson is by far, a permanent fixture of the Birmingham night life scene. He has been hosting parties at his residence in Bessemer well before my time. If I had a good hour to myself to spend with Gip, I assure you that the stories would be entertaining.
The music scene as well as politics and technology are just to name a few things that have changed the past 60 years since what we now know as Gip's Place. The witness of new youth and music coming and going throughout the years is a sure way to see the changes but one thing remains the same at Gips. That is his smiling face and the sound of life. Music has brought people together at Gips for many decades. It doesn't matter where you come from or where you are going when visiting, all that matters is that you appreciate and enjoy good music and a good time.
This truly is the last juke joint I can honestly think of and it is considered one of the city's greatest treasures you will experience. Gips is one of a kind, hard to find and off the beaten path of a good time!