Top Frank Stokes Albums
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Creator of the Memphis Blues
Creator of the Memphis Blues
[2005]
The Best of Frank Stokes
The Best of Frank Stokes
[2005]
The Victor Recordings (1928 - 1929)
The Victor Recordings (1928 - 1929)
[2000]
Frank Stokes: Creator of the Memphis Blues
Frank Stokes: Creator of the Memphis Blues
[1990]
Related Information for Frank Stokes
Frank Stokes (January 1, 1888 – September 12, 1955) was a blues musician who is considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style.He was born in Shelby County, Tennessee, in South Memphis' largest vicinity Whitehaven, located two miles north of the Mississippi line. He was raised by his stepfather in Tutwiler, Mississippi, after the death of his parents. Stokes learned to play guitar as a youth in Tutwiler, and, after 1895, in Hernando, Mississippi, which was home to such African American guitarists as Jim Jackson, Dan Sane, Elijah Avery (of Cannon's Jug Stompers), and Robert Wilkins. By the turn of the century, at the age of 12, Stokes worked as a blacksmith, traveling the 25 miles to Memp... read more