Blind Mississippi Morris

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Blind Mississippi Morris
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Blind Mississippi Morris on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee
Background information
Birth name Morris Cummings
Born (1955-04-06) April 6, 1955 (age 61)
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Instruments Vocals, harmonica, guitar
Years active Late 1970s–present
Labels Icehouse Records
Website Official website

Blind Mississippi Morris (born Morris Cummings, April 6, 1955, Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States) is an American blues musician.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Cummings became blind at the age of four, a victim of congenital glaucoma.[2][3] Morris became a solo blues performer on Beale Street, but his nowadays backing band is called the Pocket Rockets.[3]

Morris comes from a musical background; his cousins, Robert and Mary Diggs, led the Memphis Sheiks, while his aunt, Mary Tanner, played with the Harps of Melody. Morris is also a cousin of Willie Dixon. He was named as one of the 10 best harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine.[2]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Record label
1995 You Know I Like That Icehouse Records
2008 Back Porch Blues Boogie Barbeque Music

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urgo, Joseph R.; Abadie, Ann J. (2007). Faulkner's inheritance: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2005. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-57806-953-8. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Blind Mississippi Morris". Bradwebb.com. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Blind Mississippi Morris". RAM Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Blind Mississippi Morris | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 

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