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:
above: click on the book cover to read more at flickr
below: link to – guitar lessons (with demo-CD)

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