Sam Myers in Memphis, Tennessee - early 20th Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, page 97:

There were a lot of blues musicians, if they were around today, you would be proud of them. Around the Memphis area, they still don't get a lot of what was due them. Guys like Joe Hill Louis. He used to have a radio show that came on WDIA there in Memphis. It was called "Wheelin' on Beale" and it was done by a man named Ford Nelson. He played the piano there, and he's still part-time at WDIA, doing a lot of gospel stuff on Sundays. He's retired, but he's sort of like Rufus Thomas was. Rufus would do this gospel show in the mornings from around six o'clock 'til around ten, when they started …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 106. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Memphis, Tennessee


Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician

Listening to

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Gospel music performed by Joe Hill Louis

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 27 May 2015 09:46:55 +0100
Approved on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 20:04:01 +0100