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Joliet Bound by Memphis Minnie

Joliet Bound by Memphis Minnie


Born: June 3, 1897 in Algiers, LA

Genre: Blues

Years Active: ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s

Tracking down the ultimate woman blues guitar hero is problematic because woman blues singers seldom recorded as guitar players and woman guitar players (such as Rosetta Tharpe and Sister O.M. Terrell) were seldom recorded playing blues. Excluding contemporary artists, the most notable exception to this pattern was Memphis Minnie. The most popular and prolific blueswoman outside the vaudeville tradition, she earned the respect of critics, the support of record-buying fans, and the unqualified praise…

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