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Memphis Minnie

Lizzie Douglas (June 3, 1897 – August 6, 1973), known as Memphis Minnie, was a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose recording career lasted for over three decades. She recorded around 200 songs, some of the best known being "Bumble Bee", "Nothing in Rambling", and "Me and My Chauffeur Blues".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 3rd, 1896 (Louisiana), Died August 6th, 1973 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer, songwriter

Notes: Also known as Texas Tessie, Minnie McCoy, Memphis Minnie McCoy, and Minnie Douglas; born Lizzie Douglas. Also sings with Kansas Joe (Joe McCoy).

See Also: McCoy, Memphis Minnie

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152534 10-in. 11/27/1933 My butcher man Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W152535 10-in. 11/27/1933 Too late Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W152536 10-in. 11/27/1933 Lake Michigan blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Columbia W152537 10-in. 11/27/1933 Ain't no use trying to tell on me (I know something on you) Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick MEM730 10-in. Feb. 1930 I ’m gonna bake my biscuits Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer  
Brunswick MEM731 10-in. Feb. 1930 Mister Tango blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer  
Brunswick MEM732 10-in. Feb. 1930 She wouldn’t give me none Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer  
Brunswick MEM733 10-in. Feb. 1930 My Mary blues Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick MEM738 10-in. Feb. 1930 I called you this morning Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Brunswick MEM739 10-in. Feb. 1930 Plymouth Rock blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer  
Brunswick MEM765 10-in. Feb. 1930 What fault you find of me? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Brunswick MEM766 10-in. Feb. 1930 What fault you find of me? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM772 10-in. Feb. 1930 I’m talking about you Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer  
Brunswick MEM773 10-in. Feb. 1930 Bumblee bee Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer  
Brunswick MEM790 10-in. 2/21/1930 Can I do it for you? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM791 10-in. 2/21/1930 Can I do it for you? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90016 10-in. 5/27/1935 Jockey man blues Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 90017 10-in. 5/27/1935 Weary woman's blues Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90018 10-in. 5/27/1935 Reachin' Pete Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca 90019 10-in. 5/27/1935 Down in New Orleans Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9380 10-in. 8/24/1934 You got to move, part 1 Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9381 10-in. 8/24/1934 Keep it to yourself Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9382 10-in. 8/24/1934 Chickasaw train blues (Low down dirty thing) Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9383 10-in. 8/24/1934 Banana man blues (I don't want that thing) Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9389 10-in. 8/31/1934 You got to move, part 2 Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 26-50 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Memphis Minnie," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

Memphis Minnie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

"Memphis Minnie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296

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