Thanks Marty, this week on From The Archives we got the real blues.
Blind Mississippi Morris came from a musical family, cousin to Willie Dixon and also cousin to Robert and Mary Diggs who led the Memphis Sheiks. Bluzharp magazine named him as one of the 10 best harmonic players in the world.
So I was lucky to be able to record him at a KASU Blue Monday held in Paragould, Arkansas, on May 16, 2011. He was joined by his regular accompanist, Brad Webb on guitar and kick drum. And that’s our Arkansas tie for Blind Mississippi Morris. Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, he made Memphis his home, both across the river from Arkansas. But he would still come to Arkansas to play and I will never forget his performance at Blue Monday ten years ago.
Here’s Blind Mississippi Morris now singing “You Know I Like That”.