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Memphis Minnie (born Lizzie Douglas in Algiers, Louisiana, June 3, 1897 – August 6, 1973) was an American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter from the late 1920s to the 1950s, one of the most influential country blues musicians to have ever recorded.

Lizzie Douglas was born on June 3, 1897 in Algiers, Louisiana. She was the eldest from her 13 other siblings. Her parents Abe and Gertrude Douglas nicknamed her the Kid during her early childhood. At the age of 7… read more

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  • Avatar for pedropavioti
    Amazing music
  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    What a stroke of luck,one finding Memphis Minnie recordings,but finding the two JSP boxsets on Spotify nearly 250 sides,I'd heard bits of her work but boy she made some good tunes and she can play that guitar too.
  • Avatar for saphfirestrings
    Dont make guitarists like that anymore!
  • Avatar for zezinho57
    great lady of blues !
  • Avatar for suerteasteca
    I'm impressed as I could be. She swings just like Big Bill Broonzy!
  • Avatar for riot_grrrl77
    Nice! I love me some blues.
  • Avatar for JoshCIVM
    One of the coolest humans in American history.
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  • Avatar for Batiste369
    One of the best female blues singers I've ever heard! She has some innovative and legendary stuff <3
  • Avatar for renardeargent
    Excellent programme about Minnie on BBC Radio 4 today.

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