Lillian McMurry

Lillian McMurry

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lillian Shedd McMurry (December 30, 1921 - March 18, 1999) was an American record producer, influential in the development of blues music. Lillian Shedd was born in Purvis, Mississippi, and married furniture-store owner Willard McMurry in 1945, settling in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1949, she was helping her husband clear out a shop he had bought when she came upon a pile of old shellac 78rpm phonograph discs, including Wynonie Harris' recording of "All She Wants to Do Is Rock." Curious, McMurry played it on the store's record player and became so inspired that, as well as selling the stock she had discovered, she also decided to record more music like it. By her own account, until that point she, as a white woman, had been completely unaware of the music being made on her doorstep by her African-American neighbours.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136628686
  • 9786136628684