Furry Lewis is one of the most well-known Bluesmen of his generation. He's most famous for his Slide Guitar style. He often played with Jim Jackson, Will Shade, and Gus Cannon.


Walter 'Furry' Lewis was born in 1893 in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1917 he lost a leg in a railroad accident. After this, he started playing in Medicine Shows and on the streets. In the 1920s he recorded 20 songs for Victor and Vocalion. After the 1920s he was a city employee until he retired. His Second Career started in 1959 when he was found by scouts from Folkways Records. In 1975 he appeared in the movie W.W. And The Dixie Dance Kings. He died in 1981.

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