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us: Memphis Minnie, 1897-1973


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  • Variants

    • us: Minnie, Memphis, 1897-1973
    • us: Douglas, Minnie, 1897-1973
    • us: Douglas, Lizzie, 1897-1973
    • us: McCoy, Memphis Minnie, 1897-1973
    • us: Douglas, Kid, 1897-1973
    • us: Gospel Minnie, 1897-1973
    • us: McCoy, Minnie, 1897-1973
    • us: Texas Tessie, 1897-1973
    • us: Lawlers, Lizzie Kid Douglas, 1897-1973
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18970603
    • Death Date

        19730806
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Algiers (New Orleans, La.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        female
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Blues (Music)
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Blues musicians
            (lcsh) Guitarists
              (lcsh) Singers
                (lcsh) African American women musicians
            • Sources

              • found: Her Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe [SR] 1989- : v. 2, label (Memphis Minnie, blues singer and guitarist)
              • found: New Grove Amer. mus. (Memphis Minnie (Douglas, Minnie; Douglas, Lizzie) b. 6/3/1896 in Algiers, La.; d. 8/6/73 in Memphis, Tenn.)
              • found: Before the blues [SR] p1996: v. 3, container (Memphis Minnie) insert (Memphis Minnie McCoy)
              • found: Harris, S. Blues who's who, 1981 (Douglas, Lizzie "Minnie"/"Kid" (aka: Gospel Minnie/Minnie McCoy/Memphis Minnie/Texas Tessie); b. June 3, 1897, Algiers (Orleans Parish), LA; d. Aug. 6, 1973, Memphis, TN)
              • found: Grove music online, September 11, 2013 (Memphis Minnie (Douglas, Minnie; Douglas, Lizzie); born June 3, 1897, Algiers, LA; died August 6, 1973, Memphis; American blues singer and guitarist)
              • found: Oxford music online, September 11, 2013: Encyclopedia of popular music (Memphis Minnie; born Lizzie Douglas, June 3, 1897, Algiers, Louisiana; died August 6, 1973, Memphis, Tennessee; raised in Walls, Mississippi; blues singer and guitarist)
              • found: Wikipedia, September 11, 2013 (Memphis Minnie; born Lizzie Douglas, June 3, 1897, Algiers, Louisiana; first performed under the name Kid Douglas; blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter; second husband was Kansas Joe McCoy; married Earnest (Little Son Joe) Lawlars ca. 1939; image of gravestone shows name as Lizzie Kid Douglas Lawlers [sic], aka Memphis Minnie, and date of birth as June 3, 1897)
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              • 1990-12-14: new
              • 2014-09-18: revised
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