Mississippi Sheiks & Chatman Brothers

Mississippi Sheiks & Chatman Brothers

Mississippi Sheiks & Chatman Brothers

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Top Songs

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Wake Me Just Before Day
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If You Don't Want Me Please Don't Dog Me 'Round
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She's Going To Her Lonesome Grave
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Please Don't Give My Love Away
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Radio Blues

Albums

  • Mississippi Sheiks Vol. 4 (1934 - 1936)

    Apr 2005 • 23 songs

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Mississippi Sheiks & Chatman Brothers

Biography

The Mississippi Sheiks were one of the most popular string bands of the late '20s and early '30s. Formed in Jackson around 1926, the band blended country and blues fiddle music -- both old-fashioned and risqué -- and included guitarist Walter Vinson and fiddler Lonnie Chatmon, with frequent appearances by guitarists Bo Carter and Sam Chatmon, who were also busy with their own solo careers. The musicians were the sons of Ezell Chatmon, uncle of Charlie Patton and leader of an area string band that was popular around the turn of the century. The Mississippi Sheiks (who took thei...
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