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 Don’s 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.
Twenty five years later, Papa
Don is still creating and perpetuating his special
brand of Southern Music, a concoction of Delta and
Papa Don's current band, Nightrain, is
anchored by his sons, Doug on drums and Rome on
Don has performed all across the planet, and he’s
worked and recorded with the likes of Memphis Slim,
John Mayall, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Albert King,
among others. Some of the notables who’ve made cameo
appearances with Papa Don's band are Joe Walsh,
Gregg Allman, Rufus Thomas, Jon Bonjovi, Billy F
Gibbons, and Eddie Floyd.
Go to tracks include: THE
and the wonderful self-penned ballad
THE MAGIC OF A WOMAN.