Papa Don McMinn is a Memphis Music legend. He was instrumental
in the rebirth of the Home of the Blues: Beale Street in Memphis
Tennessee. During the mid-1980s, Papa Donís band had the "house
gig" at Rum Boogie on the corner of Beale and Highway 61.
Everyone who was anyone was there, and when the big names came
to town to record or perform, there was only one place to go -
to see Papa Don McMinn and his Rum Boogie band.
Dubbed ďThe Pale Prince of Beale Street,Ē Donís special brand of
Southern Music is a concoction of Delta and Boogie Blues. But on
Papa Don reaches deep into his roots, revealing that heís right
at home in traditional Country Music as well. Indeed, Donís
wonderfully soulful performance of the twelve tracks here calls
for an encore.
Don has performed all across the planet, and heís worked and
recorded with Memphis Slim, John Mayall, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and
Albert King, among others. Some of the notables whoíve made
cameo appearances with Papa Don's band are Joe Walsh, Gregg
Allman, Rufus Thomas, Jon Bonjovi, Billy F Gibbons, and Eddie