Women of the Country Blues Guitar

Women of the Country Blues Guitar

DVD - 2016?
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Although the fingerstyle delta blues of the 1920's and 1930's was mostly male-dominated, there were a number of women who emerged in the style early on. The best known and influential was Memphis Minnie, who recorded over 200 songs from 1929 to 1959. Her performances and songwriting made her well known in a genre associated with men. In this lesson Erin takes you through some of Memphis Minnie's early material in Open G (Spanish tuning) i.e. Can I Do It For You, Where Is My Good Man At, What's The Matter With The Mill, When The Levee Breaks, as well as a few in Standard tuning. Erin also gives an overview of other early-accomplished guitar-playing blues women including Geeshie Wiley, Elvie Thomas, and Jesse Mae Hemphill. In March 1930, Geeshie Wiley and L.V. Thomas (named as Elvie by the record company) traveled from Houston, Texas to Grafton, Wisconsin, to make recordings for Paramount Records. They recorded together a handful of country blues masterpieces. Erin teaches both Motherless Chile and Pick Poor Robin Clean.
Publisher: Sparta, NJ : Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, [2016?]
Branch Call Number: 787.6107 H29w
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Harpe, Erin


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