Blind Mississippi Morris
Morris Cummings

b 1956 Greenwood, MS

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A cousin of Willie Dixon, a nephew of Mary Tanner of the Harps of Melody, and a cousin of Robert & MsM1.jpg (29358 bytes) Mary Diggs of the legendary Mississippi Sheiks led Morris into the life of Blues music.  He was put into an institution at age 4 and stayed there for 10 years.  In 1980, Morris went to Memphis and played Beale Street and also played in W.C. Handy park for tips.  He made a living playing the streets until 1987 when Beale MsM2.jpg (15786 bytes) Street changed.  Street musicians were discouraged as the clubs wanted paying patrons on the inside.  In 1995 "You Know I Like That" was released on Icehouse Records Label.  The album is mostly original tunes with Morris Vocals & harmonica backed by the Pocket Rockets.  Delta Blues at its finest.  In 2006 Morris toured and played with Reverend Slick Ballinger.

 

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