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Mississippi Sheiks Vol 4 1934 - 1936
Mississippi Sheiks: Bo Chatman (Carter), vocal, guitar; Lonnie Chatman, violin; Walter Vincson, vocal, guitar.
Chatman Brothers: Bo Chatman (Carter), vocal, guitar; Lonnie Chatman, vocal, violin; Sam Chatmon, vocal, guitar.
With contributions by Eugene Powell (Sonny Boy Nelson), guitar.
Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, String Bands, Blues Guitar, Blues Violin.
Informative booklet notes by Chris Smith.
From this album's booklet notes:
As discussed in the notes to DOCD-5085, Walter Vinson was replaced by Bo Carter on the first six numbers made at the Mississippi Sheiks' 26th March 1934 session; on You'll Work Down To Me Someday, however, Vinson can be clearly heard to take over on vocals and guitar, and on Somebody's Got To Help Me, which is set to his favourite "Overtime Blues" tune, he even identifies himself as "Poor Walter". After the Sheiks' ten titles, Bo Carter cut ten of his own, with Lonnie Chatmon playing fiddle on three of them.
The following day was less intensive, Bo making two titles and the Sheiks four. Walter Vinson is again present as a vocalist on all four songs, and his appears to be the only guitar on Lonesome Grave Took My Baby Away and Pop Skull Blues, which is a tribute to the powers of Texan whiskey. The former song is the Sheiks' last version of ‘Stop and Listen’, and not the least powerful of them. Sweet Maggie and Sales Tax were issued as by ‘Mississippi Sheiks with Bo Carter’, and Bo can be clearly heard singing and playing second guitar on both titles, which are respectively a remake of "Corrine Corrina" and a witty comment on the "three cents more" that had recently become "the Government's rule". Continued...
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