Jimmie Gordon Biography

Blues singer and pianist who accompanied Memphis Minnie, Bumble Bee Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and others. He had a hit with his October 1936 recording of "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water," was active on the Chicago blues scene throughout the decade leading up to the Second World War, and is known to have recorded 67 titles between 1934 and 1946. He is often credited for writing "Mean Mistreater" as recorded by Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.


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