Karen Warren
Concert sponsor
Chico Schwall's American Roots
American Masters
The Music of Charlie Poole & Memphis Minnie
Wed, Nov 16, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
Charlie Poole (1892-1931) took music that was identified as old-fashioned and informal, made it sharp and contemporary. He played the banjo in a three finger picking style that would become mainstream a generation later in bluegrass. A bridge between the agricultural past and the industrializing future, Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers had successful recording career and left a legacy of great music. Memphis Minnie (1897-1973) did it all: guitar playing singing, band leading, song writing, recording, and she did it with the best. Her music bridges the rural south with the industrialized worlds of Memphis and Chicago, and she created the template for what would become rhythm and blues.
Event Personnel
Alli Bach
Corwin Bolt
Sunday Sam Mitchell
Mark Schneider
PROGRAM
SET I
 Sweet Sunny South
(1840s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 Milwaukee Blues
(1910s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 What's The Matter With The Mill
(1910s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 Shootin' Creek
(1900s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 Nothin' In Ramblin'
(1930s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 White House Blues
(1910s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 You Ain't Talkin' To Me
(1910s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 Lynchburg Town
(1840s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 Hoodoo Lady
(1920s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 Leavin' Home
(1910s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
SET II
 It's Movin' Day
(1880s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 Fingerprint Blues
(1920s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 Moonshine
(1920s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 Oh! Didn't He Ramble
(1902)
Words & music by Will Handy
Charlie Poole
 Jump, Little Rabbit
(1930s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 In My Girlish Days
(1920s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 Tennessee Blues
(1910s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
 Luck Will Change Someday
(1930s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Memphis Minnie
 Take A Drink On Me
(1910s)
Words & music by traditional U. S.
Charlie Poole
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Will Handy, -
traditional U. S., -
Ticket/Venue Info
American Masters Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  -  
B19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  -  
C15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  -  
Sheffer Recital Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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