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Memphis Minnie

For nearly three decades, blues musician Memphis Minnie's songwriting and perfomances thrived in a genre dominated by men. She more than held her own as a guitar player, often emerging as the victor in so-called "cutting contests", (impromptu challenges of skill), against some of the most notable players of the era, including Big Bill Broonzy.

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