"My favorite blues musician was Walter 'Furry' Lewis (1899-1981). He was a street sweeper for thirty years, lost a leg in a hoboing accident, traveled with medicine shows, and recorded here in Memphis on top of the Peabody Hotel in 1928. He faded from view for a while but was rediscovered in 1959. There are lots of recordings of his music out there.
"The Center for Southern Folklore is a great place to find out about both well-known and lesser-known musicians who played such a great part in making Memphis what it is today."
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