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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 51-60 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca C 9402 10-in. 9/6/1934 Hole in the wall Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9407 10-in. 9/6/1934 Give it to me in my hand Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9426 10-in. 9/10/1934 Squad it Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9427 10-in. 9/10/1934 Moaning the blues Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9641 10-in. 1/10/1935 Dirty mother for you Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9642 10-in. 1/10/1935 Sylvester and his mule blues Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9643 10-in. 1/10/1935 When you're asleep Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca C 9644 10-in. 1/10/1935 You can't give it away Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9657 10-in. 1/15/1935 Let me ride Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9658 10-in. 1/15/1935 When the Saints go marching in Memphis Minnie instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
(Results 51-60 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Memphis Minnie," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

Memphis Minnie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

"Memphis Minnie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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

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