Category Archives: Barrel House Birthdays

Episode #3 – Barrel House Birthdays: Furry Lewis – Born March 6, 1893 (Greenwood, Mississippi)

PRESS PLAY HERE: Furry Lewis (March 6, 1893 – September 14, 1981) was an American country blues guitarist and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. Lewis was one of the first of the old-time blues musicians of the 1920s to be brought … Continue reading

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Episode #2 – Barrel House Birthdays: Kokomo Arnold – Born February 15, 1901 (Lovejoy Station, Georgia)

Thanks for tuning in!  Episode #2 reveals a historical fact about Kokomo, Indiana and its relationship to American Blues History!  Check it out if you have some time. Happy Birthday Kokomo Arnold! Tunes: 1)  Somethin’s Hot 2)  Shine On, Moon … Continue reading

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Episode #1 – Barrel House Birthdays: Will Shade (Memphis Jug Band) – Born February 5, 1898 (Memphis, Tennessee)

Happy Birthday Will Shade!  Born in Memphis, Tennessee on Feb. 5, 1898. Welcome to Episode #1 of Barrelhouse Birthdays.  In this series we will play some tunes and give a short history on each of the blues artists on their … Continue reading

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