Big Maybelle (and Ernest C Withers photo)

Chas Lewis chas@THESOUTHSIDE.ORG
Thu May 1 13:28:34 EDT 2008


As many of you know, Ernest Withers was a photographer who, among other
things traveled with Dr Martin Luther King.  He chronicled the segregated
south in the 50's and 60's, including lots of great shots of the Memphis
blues scene.

There's a great photo of Big Maybelle from about 1953 with Rufus Thomas and 
some info about Withers' photo book "The Memphis Blues Again: Six Decades of
Memphis Music Photographs" here:

http://www.counterpunch.org/wolff1.html

and more about Withers himself here:
http://tinyurl.com/5c33xp

Chas
http://www.thesouthside.org


On Thu, 1 May 2008, Jeffrey Brandt <brandtjeffrey@yahoo.com> wrote:

>My music mentor, Tommie Thomas, pianist, Toured with Maybelle in the 60's.
He said she was a great performer and quite a character. (snip)

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