Furry Lewis

Real Name:
Walter Lewis
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Born: 06 March 1899, Greenwood, Mississippi, USA.
Died: 14 September 1981, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

American Country/Delta blues guitarist, singer & songwriter, who began recording on the Vocalion label in 1927. His stamping ground - despite the fact he had lost a leg - was in & around the Memphis scene, such as Pee Wee's near his home on Beale street, with a day job as a street-sweeper until his retirement in 1966.

In 1972 he was part of the renowned Memphis Blues Caravan, along with artists such as Bukka White, Sleepy John Estes & Sam Chatmon. He twice opened for The Rolling Stones and even acquired a profile in Playboy magazine. He died of heart-failure aged 82, shortly after contracting pneumonia, and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, South Memphis.
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Albums

Furry Lewis - Furry Lewis album art Furry Lewis Furry Lewis (Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Done Changed My Mind album art Furry Lewis Done Changed My Mind (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Back On My Feet Again album art Furry Lewis Back On My Feet Again (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - On The Road Again album art Furry Lewis With Bukka White And Gus Cannon Furry Lewis With Bukka White And Gus Cannon - On The Road Again (Album) Adelphi Records Inc. US 1969 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Presenting The Country Blues album art Furry Lewis Presenting The Country Blues (Album) Blue Horizon Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - The  1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival album art Bukka White / Nathan Beauregard / Joe Callicott / Furry Lewis / Rev. Robert Wilkins* Bukka White / Nathan Beauregard / Joe Callicott / Furry Lewis / Rev. Robert Wilkins* - The 1968 Memphis Country Blues Festival (Album) Blue Horizon, Blue Horizon US 1968 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - When I Lay My Burden Down album art Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis - When I Lay My Burden Down (Album) Biograph US 1970 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Furry Lewis In Memphis album art Furry Lewis Furry Lewis In Memphis (Album) Saydisc Matchbox Europe 1970 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Beale Street Blues album art W. Furry Lewis* Beale Street Blues (Album) Barclay France 1971 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Live At The Gaslight At The Au Go Go album art Furry Lewis Live At The Gaslight At The Au Go Go (Album) Ampex Records, Ampex Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - The Alabama State Troupers Road Show album art The Alabama State Troupers Featuring Don Nix | Jeanie Greene | Furry Lewis And The Mt. Zion Band & Choir* The Alabama State Troupers Featuring Don Nix | Jeanie Greene | Furry Lewis And The Mt. Zion Band & Choir* - The Alabama State Troupers Road Show (Album) Elektra US 1972 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - At Home With Friends album art Furry Lewis & Bukka White Furry Lewis & Bukka White - At Home With Friends (Album) ASP Records (7) US 1972 Sell This Version
SLP-3 Furry Lewis - The Fabulous Furry Lewis album art Furry Lewis The Fabulous Furry Lewis(LP, Album) Southland Records SLP-3 US 1973 Sell This Version
CD 9206 Furry Lewis - Blues Magician album art W. Furry Lewis* Blues Magician(CD, Album) Lucky Seven Records CD 9206 US 1999 Sell This Version
GCD 9911 Furry Lewis - Take Your Time album art Furry Lewis With Lee Baker, Jr. Furry Lewis With Lee Baker, Jr. - Take Your Time(CD, Album) Adelphi Records Inc., Genes Records GCD 9911 US 2000 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Good Morning Judge album art Furry Lewis Good Morning Judge (Album) Fat Possum Records Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1111 Furry Lewis - Rock Island Blues / Everybody's Blues album art Furry Lewis Rock Island Blues / Everybody's Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1111 US 1927 Sell This Version
1132 Furry Lewis - Good Looking Girl Blues / Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee album art Furry Lewis Good Looking Girl Blues / Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1132 US 1928 Sell This Version
blm 039 Furry Lewis - The George Mitchell Collection Vol. 39 album art Furry Lewis The George Mitchell Collection Vol. 39(7", Single) Fat Possum Records blm 039 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

LVA-3032 Furry Lewis - Kings Of The Blues album art Jim Jackson (2) / Furry Lewis / Frank Stokes / Ishman Bracey Jim Jackson (2) / Furry Lewis / Frank Stokes / Ishman Bracey - Kings Of The Blues(10", Album, Comp, Mono) "X" LVA-3032 US 1953 Sell This Version
SPL 1004 Furry Lewis - 1927-9: The Early Years album art Furry Lewis 1927-9: The Early Years(LP, Comp) Spokane Records (2) SPL 1004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
RVS 1008, R.V.S. 1008 Furry Lewis - Old Original Tennessee Blues album art John Estes* / Furry Lewis / Will Shade John Estes* / Furry Lewis / Will Shade - Old Original Tennessee Blues(LP, Comp, Mono) Revival Records (3), Revival Records (3) RVS 1008, R.V.S. 1008 UK 1971 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - Shake 'Em On Down album art Furry Lewis Shake 'Em On Down (Comp) Fantasy US 1972 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis - In His Prime 1927-1928 album art Furry Lewis In His Prime 1927-1928 (Comp) Yazoo US 1975 Sell This Version
WSE-101 Furry Lewis - 1927-1929 The Remaining Titles album art Furry Lewis 1927-1929 The Remaining Titles(LP, Comp, Mono) Wolf Records (2) WSE-101 Austria 1982 Sell This Version