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 early 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 6, 1895 (Greenwood), Died September 14, 1981 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1929

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

Notes: Given name: Walter Lewis.

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Recordings (Results 26-26 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick M186 10-in. Sept. 1929 Creeper’s blues Furry Lewis Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
(Results 26-26 of 26 records)


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

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