Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi, United States (1908 – 1974)
Shirley Griffith (April 26, 1908 – June 18, 1974) was an American blues singer and guitarist, mainly based in Indianapolis. He is best known for his recordings, "Walkin' Blues" and "Bad Luck Blues"
Born in 1908 near Brandon, Mississippi, Griffith was certainly old enough to have made records in the 1920s and '30s and in fact had at least two opportunities to do so.
In 1928, his friend and mentor, Tommy Johnson, offered to help him get started, but, by his… read more
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