BEALE STREET BLUES

Latest update on 10/12/2018

Artist: Prince's Band
Author: William Christopher Handy
Label: Columbia
Year: 1917

Just named Beale Street on the label. About the main black artery in south Memphis where Handy wrote his Memphis Blues (see there).

Covers:

1917:

Earl Fuller

1919:

W.C. Handy's Memphis Blues Band [author]

1919:

Gilda Gray [in revue Shubert's Gaieties on Broadway, NYC]

1921:

Marion Harris [top 5 US]

1924:

George Olsen

1926:

Jelly Roll Morton

1927:

Fats Waller

1928:

Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers [as Ramblin' Blues]

1931:

Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti

1939:

Jack Teagarden

1940:

Big Joe Turner

1940:

Guy Lombardo

1941:

Lena Horne

1946:

Duke Ellington

1954:

Louis Armstrong

1958:

Ella Fitzgerald [in film St. Louis Blues starring Nat King Cole as Handy]

1988:

Peggy Lee [as Beale Street]

2008:

Eric Bibb [as New Beale Street Blues]

2009:

Loudon Wainwright III [as Ramblin' Blues on his Charlie Poole Project]

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