Memphis Minnie McCoy-Lawler was one of the most influential female blues musicians and guitarists of all time. She recorded for more than forty years, which was unheard of for any woman in show business at the time. She was the biggest female blues singer from the early Depression thru WWII.
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