Memphis Minnie Mississippi Blues Trail Marker and Gravesite

MS-5Regions

Address

7564 Norfolk Rd.
Lake Cormorant, MS 38641

Phone

662-393-8770

Website

http://www.msbluestrail.org/


Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time. She received her first guitar in 1905 as a Christmas present and was among the first twenty performers inducted into the Hall of Fame in the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. The famous tune, “When the Levee Breaks”, popularized by Led Zeppelin, was written about the 1927 flood by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie and recorded by them in 1929. The original recording can be heard at http://www.roaddawgblues.com/Walls.html