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Memphis Blues
The Memphis blues is a style of blues music that was created in the 1910s - 1930s by Memphis-area musicians like Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis and Memphis Minnie. The style was popular in vaudeville and medicine shows, and was associated with Memphis' main entertainment area, Beale Street. W.C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues" published The Memphis Blues Wikipedia16. In lyrics, the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood.
Stylistic origins:
Blues, Country blues, Delta blues
External links:
Wikipedia16