Sometimes the journey you encounter in life happens for a reason. Such was the case for Frank Stokes. In 1920, life led Stokes to Oakville, Tennessee where he teamed up with Dan Sane. Shortly after, they joined Jack Kelly’s Jug Busters, and eventually they all made it as far as Beale Street where they united as the Beale Street Sheiks. Stokes is considered the father of the Memphis blues guitar style and for good reason; he played for every occasion, in any venue and various platforms. In “Jazzin’ the Blues,” the band marries jazz music with a little bit of blues. Enjoy!
Beale Street Sheiks – “Jazzin’ The Blues“ (play/download mp3)