BLUES MONTH: #3 FRANK STOKES

Today we celebrate blues guitarist and singer from Whitehaven, Tennessee, Frank Stokes. Born in 1888, Frank began playing in 1900 pursuing his career in Memphis where he became one of the city’s most popular entertainers. Between 1927 and 1929 he recorded 36 sides for two labels, mostly accompanied by Dan Sane. His most popular song was “Crump Don’t Like It” which was written in reference to the mayor of Memphis and was nationally associated with the composer W.C. Handy.

Here is Frank Stokes with Downtown Blues.

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