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Gus Cannon
Birth: Sep. 12, 1883
Death: Oct. 15, 1979

Musician. Born in Bed Banks, Mississippi, he was a remarkable musician whom could play five-string banjo and jug simultaneously. He was the best known of all the jugband musicians and a seminal pioneer figure of the blues scene. In the 1920s, he formed his band the ‘Jug Stompers' and was signed to the RCA Victor label. During his recording career, he was most noted for the raggy tune "Walk Right In", which was covered by many groups including the ‘Rooftop Singers' worldwide hit version in 1963. He continued to record into the 1970s as a soloist and with his incredible trio, performing at folk and blues festivals. He died in Memphis, Tennessee. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Note: Marker incorrectly notes birth year as 1874
 
Burial:
Greenview Memorial Gardens
Hernando
DeSoto County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: On Highway 51 about 11 miles south of Graceland (southern outskirts of Memphis, Tennessee)
 
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Record added: Aug 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11647
Gus Cannon
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Gus Cannon
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