Lizzie Douglas, known as Memphis Minnie, was a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs, some of the best known being "Bumble Bee", "Nothing in Rambling", and "Me and My Chauffeur Blues". Her performances and songwriting made her well known in a genre dominated mostly by men.
Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington (April 29 1899 May 24 1974) was an American composer pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death his career spanning over 50 years. Born in Washington D.C. Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward and gained a national profile through his orchestras appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. In the 1930s his orchestra toured in Europe. Though widely considered to have been a…
Gus Cannon (September 12, 1883 – October 15, 1979) was a Memphis blues musician who helped to popularize jug bands (such as his own Cannon's Jug Stompers) in the 1920s and 1930s. Cannon recorded as "Banjo Joe" on Paramount records in the late 20's.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was a blues musician from Louisiana. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R-n-B styles". This contains two songs. The first is "Pressure Cooker" where Gatemouth shows us how easy guitar playing is for him and the second song is "Up Jump The Devil" where Gatemouth proves he is the fastest fiddle player ever!