メンフィス・ミニー

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経歴・特徴

逞しい女性のメンフィス・ミニーは、男性優位のブルース界で、大スターの地位を確立した。幼い頃、ミシシッピ州ウォーズでギター、バンジョーをマスター。13歳のとき、メンフィスに移り、通りで歌った。やがてメディスン・ショウやサーカスに加わり、南部を旅して回るようになる。最初の夫はブルースマンのケイシー・ビル・ウェルドンだった。1929年、カンザス・ジョー・マッコイと再婚し、ギター・デュオのサウンドでレコーディングを開始。やや都会的なスタイルに切り替えていく。1939年に3人めの夫リトル・サン・ジョー(アーネスト・ローラーズ)と組むようになり、「Me and My Chauffer」がヒット。50年代に入ると、メンフィス・ミニーは徐々にすたれる。57年に脳出血で倒れ、引退を余儀なくされた。強烈な声、豪快なギターで聴き手を圧倒した彼女の全録音は250曲以上にも及ぶ。

CDガイド

[A]:Hoodoo Lady 1933-37

Hoodoo Lady 1933-37

楽曲情報

My Butcher Man
Chicago IL, >Nov. 27, 1933
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar)
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Ain't No Use Tryin' To Tell On Me (I Know Something On You)
Chicago IL, Nov. 27, 1933
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar)
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Ice Man (Come On Up)
Chicago IL, Feb. 18, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass)
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Hoodoo Lady
Chicago IL, Feb. 18, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass)
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My Strange Man
Chicago IL, Feb. 18, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass)
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I'm A Bad Luck Woman
Chicago IL, May 27, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass); unknown (blocks)
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Caught Me Wrong Again
Chicago IL, May 27, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass); unknown (blocks)
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Black Cat Blues
Chicago IL, May 27, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass); unknown (blocks)
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Good Morning
Chicago IL, May 27, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass); unknown (blocks)
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Man, You Won't Give Me No Money
Chicago IL, May 27, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (string bass); unknown (blocks)
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If You See My Rooster (Please Run Him Home)
Chicago IL, May 27, 1936
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); probably Black Bob (piano); unknown (string bass); unknown (blocks)
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My Baby Don't Want Me No More
Chicago IL, June 17, 1937
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); probably Blind John Davis (piano); Fred Williams (drums)
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Down In The Alley
Chicago IL, June 17, 1937
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); probably Blind John Davis (piano); Fred Williams (drums)
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Please Don't Stop Him
Chicago IL, Dec. 15, 1937
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); Arnett Nelson (clarinet); probably Blind John Davis (piano); unknown (string bass)
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I'm Going Don't You Know
Chicago IL, Dec. 15, 1937
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); Arnett Nelson (clarinet); probably Blind John Davis (piano); unknown (string bass)
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I Hate To See The Sun Go Down
Chicago IL, June 23, 1938
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (piano); Charlie McCoy (mandolin); unknown (string bass)
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Has Anyone Seen My Man?
Chicago IL, June 23, 1938
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (piano); Charlie McCoy (mandolin); unknown (string bass)
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Good Biscuits
Chicago IL, June 23, 1938
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (piano); Charlie McCoy (mandolin); unknown (string bass)
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I've Been Treated Wrong
Chicago IL, June 23, 1938
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (piano); Charlie McCoy (mandolin); unknown (string bass)
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Keep On Eatin'
Chicago IL, June 23, 1938
Memphis Minnie (vocal, guitar); unknown (piano); Charlie McCoy (mandolin); unknown (string bass)
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