Father of the Memphis Blues. The Victor Recordings (1928 - 1929). Creator of the Memphis Blues. Frank Stokes, the Father of the Memphis blues guitar style. Frank Stokes: Downtown Blues.
Frank Stokes (January 1, 1877 or 1888 – September 12, 1955) was an American blues musician, songster, and blackface minstrel, who is considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style. Stokes was born in Shelby County, Tennessee, in the vicinity of Whitehaven, located two miles north of the Mississippi state line.
Having spent time traveling as a minstrel entertainer, Stokes picked up medicine show tunes and popular songs to complement his conventional blues material. His verses read like a catalog of common themes and phrases that roamed the American South. While not a strong singer, Stokes was blessed with one of the music's most distinct voices. He was the antithesis of "hard" Delta singers like Son House and Charlie Patton. In comparison, Stokes seemed perpetually uncertain of himself.
Subject of Cover Art: Dan Sane and Frank Stokes late 1920's. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All. Cat.
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Your item will be previously owned but still in great condition. The disc will play perfectly without interruption and the case, inlay notes and sleeve may show limited signs of wear. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Frank Stokes - Creator of the Memphis Blues (1991). Pre-owned: lowest price. Frank Stokes: Creator Of The Memphis Blues. 03. Nehi Mamma Blues. 04. Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do Part 2. Frank Stokes. 05. Mr. Crump Don't Like It. 06. Mistreatin' Blues.
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|3||Nehi Mamma Blues|
|4||'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do Part 2|
|5||Mr. Crump Don't Like It|
|7||It Won't Be Long Now|
|8||Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon|
|10||Sweet To Mama|
|11||Stomp That Thing|
|12||Wasn't That Doggin' Me|
|13||Beale Town Bound|
|14||It's A Good Thing|
|L-1056||Frank Stokes||Creator Of The Memphis Blues (LP, Comp, Red)||Yazoo||L-1056||US||1977|
|1056||Frank Stokes||Creator Of The Memphis Blues (CD, Comp, RE)||Yazoo||1056||US||1990|
|L-1056||Frank Stokes||Creator Of The Memphis Blues (LP, Comp, Pea)||Yazoo||L-1056||US||1977|