September 26, 2007

Memphis Minnie Honored

The Mississippi Blues Commission is in the process of putting up more than 100 markers across the state in celebration of the rich musical heritage of the region.

Memphis Minnie (born Lizzie Kid Douglas) is the latest artist to be honored by the Commission with a trail marker.

The marker will be at her gravesite at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Walls, Mississippi (just south of Memphis, Tennessee).

The marker will be unveiled today.

Here is a track from 1941 - "Looking the World Over"

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