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us: Hemphill, Jessie Mae


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1933-10-13
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2006-07-22
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Senatobia (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Senatobia (Miss.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Vogue Record Company
        • Organization: (naf) High Wire Productions
    • Gender

        female
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Blues musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Gospel musicians
              (lcsh) Guitarists
          • Sources

            • found: LCCN 90-741790: Feelin' good, p1988
            • found: All music guide WWW site, July 26, 2005 (Jessie Mae Hemphill; b. 1934, Senatobia, MS; blues singer and guitarist)
            • found: Wikipedia WWW site, July 24, 2006 (Jessie Mae Hemphill; b. Oct. 18, 1935, near Como, Miss.; d. July 22, 2006, Memphis; pioneering electric guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist specializing in the primal, northern Mississippi country blues traditions of her family and regional heritage)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 29, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Hemphill, Jessie Mae; Jessie Mae Graham; blues musician, singer, gospel musician, guitarist, percussionist. She was born 13 October 1933 in Senatobia, Mississippi, United States; recorded with Dr. David Evans, an ethnomusicologist from Memphis State University (1973 and 1979). She released an album, She Wolf on the French label Vogue (1981). She won the W. C. Handy Award for Best Female Traditional Blues Artist (1987 and 1988), and received another W.C. Handy Award for Best Country Blues Album, Historical Style for the LP Feelin' Good, produced by Evans and issued on the High Water label (1991). She suffered a stroke that ended her performing and recording career in 1993). She died 22 July 2006 in Senatobia, Mississippi, United States)
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