She’ll discuss her 40th album, “First Came Memphis Minnie.” This CD features the music of the Queen of the Delta Blues, Memphis Minnie, as interpreted by some of today’s top female blues artists, including Bonnie Raitt, the late great Phoebe Snow, Koko Taylor and Ms. Muldaur herself.
No one wrote songs like Memphis Minnie. From the great depression in the 30′s through the end of World War II, her songs were portraits of her time, often bawdy and gritty. Minnie was a woman ahead of her time, writing and singing her own songs, as well as one of first women to play blues guitar.
To hear this special episode of “Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight,” tune your radio in Los Angeles to 1580 AM tonight at midnight, in Annapolis/Baltimore, tune into 810 AM tomorrow, May 4 at 6 PM, and hear the show online on Monday, May 6 at the show’s website, CFoxRocks.com and at this blog, CarolynFoxRocks.com.