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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 101-119 of 119 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 90016 10-in. 5/27/1935 Jockey man blues Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 90019 10-in. 5/27/1935 Down in New Orleans Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9382 10-in. 8/24/1934 Chickasaw train blues (Low down dirty thing) Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9383 10-in. 8/24/1934 Banana man blues (I don't want that thing) Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9389 10-in. 8/31/1934 You got to move, part 2 Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9402 10-in. 9/6/1934 Hole in the wall Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9407 10-in. 9/6/1934 Give it to me in my hand Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9426 10-in. 9/10/1934 Squad it Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9642 10-in. 1/10/1935 Sylvester and his mule blues Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9643 10-in. 1/10/1935 When you're asleep Memphis Minnie vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 101-119 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.

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

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