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The Victor Recordings (1928 - 1929)

Frank Stokes

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Born: January 1, 1888 in Whitehaven, TN

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s

Frank Stokes and partner Dan Sane recorded as the Beale Street Sheiks, a Memphis answer to the musical Chatmon family string band, the Mississippi Sheiks. According to local tradition, Stokes was already playing the streets of Memphis by the turn of the century, about the same time the blues began to flourish. As a street artist, he needed a broad repertoire of songs and patter palatable to both blacks and whites. A medicine show and house party favorite, Stokes was remembered as a consummate entertainer...
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