Memphis Minnie McCoy
|Original Name||Lizzie Douglas|
Algiers, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
|Death||6 Aug 1973 (aged 76)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
|Burial||Walls, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA|
|Memorial ID||14639079 ·|
1900–1961 (m. 1938)
Lizzie "Kid" Douglas Lawlers
The hundreds of sides Minnie recorded are the perfect material to teach us about the blues. For the blues are at once general, and particular, speaking for millions but in a highly singular, individual voice. Listening to Minnie's songs, we hear her fantasies, her dreams, her desires, but we will hear them as if they were our own.
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- Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
- Added: 18 Jun 2006
- Find a Grave Memorial 14639079