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Furry Lewis

Walter E. "Furry" Lewis (March 6, 1893 or 1899 – September 14, 1981) was an American country blues guitarist and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. He was one of the first of the blues musicians active in the 1920s to be brought out of retirement and given new opportunities to record during the folk blues revival of the 1960s.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 6th, 1893 (Greenwood), Died September 14th, 1981 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1928

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

Notes: Given name: Walter Lewis.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-45424 10-in. 8/28/1928 Furry's blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45425 10-in. 8/28/1928 I will turn your money green Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45428 10-in. 8/28/1928 Mistreatin' mamma Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45429 10-in. 8/28/1928 Dry land blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45430 10-in. 8/28/1928 Cannon-ball blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45431 10-in. 8/28/1928 Kassie Jones Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45432 10-in. 8/28/1928 Kassie Jones Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45433 10-in. 8/28/1928 Judge Harsh blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Columbia W145361 10-in. 12/10/1927 Rock Island blues Lewis Black Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C748-C749 10-in. 4/20/1927 Everybody’s blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C750-C751 10-in. 4/20/1927 Mr. Furry’s blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C752-C753 10-in. 4/20/1927 Sweet papa moan Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, songwriter  
Brunswick C754-C755 10-in. 4/20/1927 Rock Island blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C761-C763 10-in. 4/20/1927 Jellyroll Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1246-C1247 10-in. 10/9/1927 Good looking girl blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1248-C1249 10-in. 10/9/1927 Why don’t you come home blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1250-C1251 10-in. 10/9/1927 Falling down blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1252-C1253 10-in. 10/9/1927 Big chief blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1254-C1255 10-in. 10/9/1927 Billy Lyons and Stack O’Lee Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1256-C1257 10-in. 10/9/1927 Casey Jones blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C1258-C1259 10-in. 10/9/1927 Mean old bedbug blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C764-C765 10-in. 4/20/1927 The panic’s on Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lewis, Furry," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108937.

Lewis, Furry. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108937.

"Lewis, Furry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108937

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