B.F. Shelton

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    Pretty PollyB.F. Shelton
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        B.F. (Frank) Shelton is known for four sides he recorded for Victor Records at the famous Bristol Sessions in Bristol, TN, on July 29, 1927. Three tracks ("Darling Cora," "Pretty Polly," "Oh Molly Dear") featured modal banjo tunings and an eerie, archaic sound only slightly less dark and haunting than the more famous tracks made by blues banjoist Dock Boggs in the same era. A fourth track from the session, "Cold Penitentiary Blues," may have been learned by Shelton in prison. Bo... Read more

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