Memphis Minnie (June 3, 1897 – August 6, 1973) was a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. She was the only female blues artist considered a match to male contemporaries as both a singer and an instrumentalist.
R. Crumb made a series of card about Mississippi Delta blues artists, like one of my favorites, Mississippi John Hurt. He must be a huge fan to do so much research and work on each card. The country music cards are great too.
Women Of The Guitar, Some Of The Best Female Guitarist On The Planet.
Memphis Minnie was born 117 years ago today 6-3 in 1896. Originally named Lizzie Douglas, she was a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs.She passed away in 1973