Sunday, December 18, 2005

mp3s by Memphis Minnie

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Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie - "When the Levee Breaks" mp3

"Where is My Good Man At" mp3

Trail of The HellHound Bio for Memphis Minnie

Listen to a sample of "Bumble Bee Blues" (1.78MB wav)

Listen to a sample of "Soo Cow Soo" (2.01MB wav)

Guys like a girl who can play a guitar, and by all accounts Memphis Minnie could play it as well if not better then many of the men on the blues scene of her day. Take a listen to her music and read up on her history to get a picture of this blues great who played an important roll in shaping the music that we listen today.

Just the fact that she wrote and played "When The Levee Breaks", a 1929 Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe song, was later covered by Led Zeppelin and released in 1971 on Zeppelin's fourth album, is enough for those of us who love music to sing her praises.

You can read about her here;

The forgotten queen - Was Memphis Minnie the mother of electric blues guitarists? by JoBeth Briton @ The Worcester Phoenix.

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