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Memphis Minnie [Douglas, Minnie; Douglas, Lizzie]locked

  • Paul Oliver

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( b Algiers, LA, June 3, 1897; d Memphis, Aug 6, 1973). American blues singer and guitarist . When a child she went to Memphis, where, as Kid Douglas, she earned her living as a street musician. From 1916 to 1920 she toured the South with the Ringling Brothers Circus. With her husband, the Mississippi blues guitarist and mandolin player Joe McCoy, she began a highly popular series of blues recordings (...

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