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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

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 119 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C6434 10-in. 10/9/1930 You dirty mistreater Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Brunswick C6440 10-in. 10/11/1930 That’s your yas-yas-yas Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C6441 10-in. 10/11/1930 I’m fixed for you Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C6442 10-in. 10/11/1930 What’s the matter with the mill? Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C6443 10-in. 10/11/1930 North Memphis blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C7240 10-in. 1/19/1931 Don’t bother it Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C7241 10-in. 1/19/1931 Today today blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C7244 10-in. 1/21/1931 Lay my money down (If you run around) Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C7245 10-in. 1/21/1931 Hard down lie Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Brunswick C7246 10-in. 1/21/1931 Beat it right Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C7247 10-in. 1/21/1931 Preacher’s blues Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C7248 10-in. 1/21/1931 Let’s go to town Joe McCoy ; Memphis Minnie Guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C7249 10-in. 1/21/1931 Pickin’ the blues Kansas Joe Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick MEM730 10-in. Feb. 1930 I ’m gonna bake my biscuits Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Brunswick MEM731 10-in. Feb. 1930 Mister Tango blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Brunswick MEM732 10-in. Feb. 1930 She wouldn’t give me none Kansas Joe ; Memphis Minnie Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
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 composer, vocalist  
Brunswick MEM739 10-in. Feb. 1930 Plymouth Rock blues Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist  
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 composer, vocalist  
Brunswick MEM773 10-in. Feb. 1930 Bumblee bee Memphis Minnie Female vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
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  
(Results 76-100 of 119 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Memphis Minnie," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

Memphis Minnie. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106296.

"Memphis Minnie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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