Beale Street Sheiks – “Jazzin’ The Blues”

beale-street-sheiksFrank Stokes and Dan Sane recorded for Paramount Records in the 1920s as the Beale Street Sheiks. A busy live performer, Stokes entertained in every type of venue, and also became a popular recording artist when audio recording was still a new medium. “Jazzin’ the Blues” does exactly what the title suggests, and it highlights Frank Stokes’ pioneering Memphis blues guitar style.