Memphis Minnie 1897-1973

Since I’m retired I have more time to follow my passion: to play fingerstyle guitar instrumentals. So I tried to play yesterday a tribute to MEMPHIS MINNIE, 1897-1973, yes, there are also women among the old blues masters, who influenced blues guitar roots…

photo, kindly sent to my group BLOG IT:
What an amazing contraption!
title=”What an amazing contraption!” – photo by National Library of Ireland on The Commons, on Flickr

Then, strolling through google and youtube I suddenly was very amused to discover a video featuring the song of Memphis Minnie – watch the bus driver in the second part of the video, as he consistently makes hunting a rebellious cop! Unforgettable also the horses that are animated by the general speed madness!

at first I heard about Memphis Minnie in this excellent book with blues guitar lessons by Richard Koechli:
masters-of-blues-guitar
above: click on the book cover to read more at flickr
below: link to amazon.com – guitar lessons (with demo-CD)
http://www.amazon.com/Masters-Blues-Guitar-Interpreten-Spieltechniken/dp/3899221389/

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

13 responses to “Memphis Minnie 1897-1973

  1. Nice playing. I enjoyed the listening.

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  2. That was just a tremendous video clip. That music was a delight.

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  3. always nice -either beginning of the day or the end! thanks! z

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  4. Will you quit playing, every time I hear your playing I realize how unworthy I am to even own a guitar. The roots of your musical tree “Go Way Down” as they say. Great post and memories.

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  5. Great music and wonderful video Frizz. Thanks for sharing with us tonight!

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  6. What a priceless compilation, Frizz. I did not know about Memphis Minnie, so thanks for the magnificent intro chauffeur-wise – both your version and hers. The video is extraordinary.

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  7. The video is wonderful and funny when it speeds up. I knew about Memphis Minnie because my hubby is such a music lover. The old songs and singers are his favorite. Great post and playing, Frizz.

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  8. Amy

    I had a good laugh watching the video 😀 Chasing the cop was sooo funny!
    Great guitar playing, as always. Thank you, Frizz!

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  9. Beautiful playing, Frizz and brilliant video!
    Happy August!
    🙂

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  10. Now that’s some wild vehicle maneuvering!!! Hysterical! Thanks, frizz. And thanks for the background pickin’. 😉

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