Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blind Mississippi Morris Cummings

By way of further introduction of Wintermute to SteveAudio's readers, here's another cross-post from The Daily Docket:

Morris is in Dutch again over the condition of his house in Memphis.

Frankly, I'm not sure the house is worth saving. I've never been inside it, but I've seen the outside plenty of times when picking Morris up to take him to a gig.

Here we are gigging at the Peabody Hotel's Corner Bar. That's Phillip Dale Durham of Moloch fame drumming on the left, Blind Mississippi Morris blowing harp in the middle, and yours truly playing bass on the right. Click the image to enlarge.

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You can hear some music samples from Morris' "You Know I Like That" or "Bad To Worse" albums by clicking on the album covers below.

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Morris, man, I'd let that house go, get your best offer for it, and get you a smaller place easier to maintain and keep comfortable. Plus which, that neighborhood is a North Memphis combat zone; and you don't need to be there to be preyed on.

UPDATE: Bluesman Mississippi Morris has 30 days to leave his home

Meanwhile, here are some more sites for blues fans.

Morris "Blind Mississippi Morris" Cummings (Wikipedia)
Morris "Blind Mississippi Morris" Cummings (b. April 6, 1955) is an American blues artist born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Cummings lost his sight at the age of four, but that didn’t stop him from learning the blues. Morris has become a popular blues act on Beale Street. Morris and his band, the Pocket Rockets, are known as the "real deal from Beale". Morris has a talented lineage. His cousins, Robert and Mary Diggs, led the Memphis Sheiks, and his Aunt Mary Tanner played with the Harps of Melody. Morris is also a cousin of the late Willie Dixon. Morris is the very embodiment of the Delta bluesman. He has been called a new disciple of the Delta blues, he was rated one of the 10 best harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine. He has peformed with legendary artists B.B. King, Rufus Thomas, Muddy Waters, David Porter and many other Memphis artists.

Brad Webb's Morris page

Blind Mississippi Morris Google search

Phil Durham's MySpace Music site