Furry Lewis

Furry Lewis

Real Name:
Walter Lewis
Profile:
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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Furry Lewis Discography

Albums

Furry Lewis Furry Lewis (Album) Folkways Records, Folkways Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis Done Changed My Mind (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis Back On My Feet Again (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
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) Blue Horizon Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
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 UK 1968 Sell This Version
Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis - When I Lay My Burden Down (Album) Biograph Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis Furry Lewis In Memphis (Album) Saydisc Matchbox Europe 1970 Sell This Version
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) Ampex Records, Ampex Records US 1971 Sell This Version
EKS-75022 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(2xLP, Album) Elektra EKS-75022 US 1972 Sell This Version
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(LP, Album) Southland Records SLP-3 US 1973 Sell This Version
CD 9206 W. Furry Lewis* Blues Magician(CD, Album) Lucky Seven Records CD 9206 US 1999 Sell This Version
GCD 9911 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) Fat Possum Records Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1111 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(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1132 US 1928 Sell This Version
BLM 039 Furry Lewis The George Mitchell Collection Vol 39(7", Single) Fat Possum Records BLM 039 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

LVA-3032 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(LP, Comp) Spokane Records (2) SPL 1004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
RVS 1008, R.V.S. 1008 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 (Comp) Fantasy US 1972 Sell This Version
Furry Lewis In His Prime 1927-1928 (Comp) Yazoo US 1975 Sell This Version
WSE-101 Furry Lewis 1927-1929 The Remaining Titles(LP, Comp, Mono) Wolf Records (2) WSE-101 Austria 1982 Sell This Version