Category: mississippi sheiks

snorquist:Still I’m Traveling On, by The Mississippi Sheiks.

snorquist:

Still I’m Traveling On, by The Mississippi Sheiks.

randyhaddock: Released by Brunswick Records in 1928. This is…

randyhaddock:

Released by Brunswick Records in 1928.

This is really more country than blues.  It speaks to the breadth and depth of the Mississippi Sheiks’ stylistic repertoire and their engagement with diverse audiences, including frequently at white dances.

Bo Carter & Nitta Yuma Cemetery

Bo Carter & Nitta Yuma Cemetery:

“It is difficult to exaggerate the historical significance of Bo Carter in regards to the Mississippi blues. As blues historian Steve Calt points out, only one Mississippian—Memphis Minnie—made more pre-World War II records than Carter, and his music proved some of the most original of all the recorded musicians in the South. Considering the deep well of traditional material that he could have drawn from, his inventiveness is even more remarkable.“

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