Image Source: Wikipedia

Memphis Minnie

Lizzie Douglas (June 3, 1897 – August 6, 1973), better 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 "When the Levee Breaks", "Me and My Chauffeur Blues", "Bumble Bee" and "Nothing in Rambling".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 3, 1897 (Louisiana), Died August 6, 1973 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1936

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

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 are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 119 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C5817 10-in. 6/5/1930 I don’t want no woman I have to give my money to Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5818 10-in. 6/5/1930 Bumble bee no. 2 Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5819 10-in. 6/5/1930 Botherin’ that thing Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5820 10-in. 6/5/1930 I’m wild about my stuff Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5821 10-in. 6/5/1930 Cherry ball blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5822 10-in. 6/5/1930 Memphis Minnie-jitis blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5823 10-in. 6/5/1930 Good girl blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5824 10-in. 6/5/1930 Georgia skin blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5829 10-in. June 1930 I called you this morning Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5830 10-in. June 1930 My Mary blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5831 10-in. June 1930 Plymouth Rock blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5864 10-in. 6/24/1930 Cherry ball blues Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5865 10-in. 6/24/1930 Botherin’ that thing Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5866 10-in. 6/24/1930 Bumble bee no. 2 Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C5867 10-in. 6/24/1930 Georgia skin blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C5894 10-in. 7/1/1930 New dirty dozen Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C5895 10-in. 7/1/1930 New bumble bee Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C5896 10-in. 7/1/1930 [Unknown title(s)] Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6009 10-in. 7/8/1930 Frankie Jean (That trottin’ fool) Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6010 10-in. 7/8/1930 I’m talking ‘bout you no. 2 Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6011 10-in. 7/8/1930 She put me out doors Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6013 10-in. 7/8/1930 I called you this morning Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6082 10-in. 9/9/1930 Grandma and Grandpa blues Memphis Minnie Jug Band Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick C6083 10-in. 9/9/1930 Garage fire blues Memphis Minnie Jug Band Instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick C6433 10-in. 10/9/1930 Dirt dauber blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
(Results 51-75 of 119 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Memphis Minnie," accessed April 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

Memphis Minnie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

"Memphis Minnie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.