[LEWIS] walter lewis, biog.

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WALTER “FURRY” LEWIS” BIOGRAPHY

Walter Lewis 3/6/1893-1981 b. Greenwood Ms.
He was a legendary Delta Blues performer.  He played guitar and performed on 
the streets of Memphis, Tenn when he was a boy.  Performed in medicine shows, 
speakeasys, fish frys and other places.  Later performed in Blues festivals 
along with such singers as Muddy Waters. He was a[ppointed Honorary Colonel of 
Tennessee for his Blues talents.  While an older citizen he performed in 1979 
Delta Blues Festival.  For more information check African American newspapers 
of 1981.



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