A few more from the Mississippi Blues Trail – Memphis Minnie and Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton.

I somehow missed these ones of Memphis Minnie on the last post. Hunting these markers down sure took us through some incredible places. Brought the blues to life.

Memphis Minnie – a hard-living blues woman with a big guitar.

Born Lizzie Douglas in 1897. She started out as a street busker on Beale Street supplementing her income as a sex worker. She was a hard-drinking, hard-living woman who could hold her own in a fight.

A fabulous performer. Her best-known tracks include Bumble Bee and Me and my Chauffeur – both full of sexual innuendo.

Finding her grave and marker wasn’t too difficult.