LINKS I: ALBUM REVIEWS AND LINER NOTES
|ALBUM: Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Rogers, St. Louis Jimmy, et al, Early Rhythm & Blues (1949, the Rare Regal Session)|
|Biograph.com the note and the review present not only the features of the album but also it's influence on the development of the blues.||"Minnie was one of the best and
most respected guitarists in the city, reportedly winning contests against some of the
best male players such as Big Bill Broonzy. Minnie was also one of
the earliest artists to make the switch to electric guitar....The quartet featured here is
actually an early example of what would became the definitive Chicago blues band.
Minnie was recording electric blues with a guitar, piano, bass and drums combination
before Muddy Waters."
---Liner note by Brett J. Bonner, Living Blues Magazine
"It is important to note that she was the first to record with what would later become the classic postwar blues combination: electric guitar, piano, bass, and drums. These are those ground breaking sides, compiled for the first time on CD."
---Album review by Kari Leigh, Blues Access
|Bluesworld.com the review focuses on techniques-analysis||"This disc is comprised of 16 uneven sides from a grouping of disparate artists....This is the seminal electric Chicago sound--guitar, bass, piano, drums--that which eventually cohesed into the style heard round the world"|
LINKS II: Chronological Publishing Record