A little research help needed, please . . .

George Willett unklegeo@earthlink.net
Fri Mar 11 21:08:24 EST 2005


I beleive Roscoe Gordon was active then, as well...


> [Original Message]
> From: Joel Fritz <willie_mctell@comcast.net>
> To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
> Date: 3/11/2005 5:08:53 PM
> Subject: Re: A little research help needed, please . . .
>
> Dick Waterman wrote:
> > In doing the B. B. King biography, I have reached the point where comes
to
> > Memphis, lives with his cousin Booker White, and starts to hear some of
the
> > Memphis bands of that time.
> >
> > Only I am stuck in the period after jug bands, Frank Stokes, etc and I
can't
> > come up with any names that might have been playing in Beale Street
bars in
> > the postwar late 1940s period.
> >
> > I figured that Amos Milburn, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Liggins were road
bands that
> > came through town but what was native to Memphis music at that time?
> >
> > All help appreciated . .
> >
> > Dick Waterman
> > Oxford, MS
> > www.dickwaterman.com
> >
>
>
> Howlin Wolf, Walter Horton, Robert Nighthawk (off and on), SBWII, Joe
> Hill Louis, Phineas (Jr) and Calvin Newborn, Willie Johnson, Bobby Bland
> (late arrival--Who was the third Beale St Blues Boy?)...
>
> I could have made some mistakes (me???) and for sure others can add some
> more names.  Memphis, Chicago, and LA were THE blues towns immediately
> post WWII.  I love the music from that period.  Jazz was exploding too.
>
> --
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>
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