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Comment: 101 Longing Blues Furry Lewis 2:42 102 John Henry Furry Lewis 4:51 103 I Will Turn Your Money Green Furry Lewis 4:41 104 Early Recording Career Furry Lewis 1:46 105 Pearlee Blues Furry Lewis 4:08 201 Judge Boushay Blues Furry Lewis 3:42 202 I'm Going to Brownsville Furry Lewis 3:20 203 The Medicine Shows Furry Lewis 2:57 204 Kassie Jones (Casey Jones) Furry Lewis 2:58 205 East St. Louis Blues Furry Lewis Walter E. "Furry" Lewis (1893-1981), was a Mississippi-born, Memphis-bred guitarist and singer whose early fame was based on his 1927 recordings for the Victor label. When the Depression ended most of the recording in the South, Furry took a job as a laborer for the city of Memphis. He lived in musical obscurity until he was "re-discovered" by producer Sam Charters in the late 1950s. Lewis's version of "John Henry" is a powerful example of early southern blues. This collection also includes Lewis's oral history of his early days as a bluesman, as well as the story of his musical education in several styles of blues guitar. The liner notes include a discography of Lewis's early recordings. Lp is VG+ cover sm sep. w/booklet VG... - strictest Goldmine Grading standards and 100% guaranteed; extra services available on request prior to ordering. ships daily ! .(i
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Walter Furry Lewis, Recorded In Memphis Tennessee October 3 1959. LP


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Walter E. “Furry” Lewis (1893–1981), was a Mississippi-born, Memphis-bred guitarist and singer whose early fame was based on his 1927 recordings for the Victor label. When the Depression ended most of the recording in the South, Furry took a job as a laborer for the city of Memphis. He lived in musical obscurity until he was “re-discovered” by producer Sam Charters in the late 1950s. Lewis’s version of “John Henry” is a powerful example of early southern blues. This collection also includes Lewis’s oral history of his early days as a bluesman, as well as the story of his musical education in several styles of blues guitar. The liner notes include a discography of Lewis’s early recordings.


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  • Label: FOLKWAYS
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