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Mississippi Fred McDowell was born Fred McDowell in Rossville, Tennessee, January 12, 1904. He died in Memphis,Tennessee on July 3, 1972. He was a singer and guitar player in the North Mississippi style.

His parents, who were farmers, died when McDowell was a youth. He started playing guitar at the age of 14 and played at dances around Rossville. Wanting a change from ploughing fields, he moved to Memphis in 1926 where he worked in a number of… read more

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  • Avatar for buddhayawn
    One of the greats
  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    His voice, and his music in general, are so powerful.
  • Avatar for irotas
    Introducing new group [group]Fingerpickin' Good Blues[/group] representing this artist and many other great ones. Enjoy!
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  • Avatar for tati_bg
    Adorei! O vocal é bem no estilo que gosto.
  • Avatar for althefknamsrtkn
    invented shoegaze with those slide guitar solos amirite
  • Avatar for deathloop
    "Now, only way you can rock Fred, ya gotta put 'em in a rockin' chair, just lay me down, y'understand, see? Eh hehe, that's my type a ROCKIN'" - Mississippi Fred I DO NOT PLAY NO ROCK N ROLL, YA'LL I DO NOT PLAY NO ROCK N ROLL
  • Avatar for YOMOTHAINLAW
    what a voice
  • Avatar for jazzthieve
    Spotify playlist: [url=]Blues: Chicago Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Jump Blues, Piedmont Blues[url]

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