The Mississippi Sheiks(Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon, Bo Carter)
Heroes of the Blues Trading Tee Card #12
Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt
Singer-guitarist Walter Vinson and fiddler Lonnie Chatmon worked together for over a decade before recording as The Mississippi Sheiks in 1930 and producing the hit "Sittin' on Top of the World." Natives of Bolton, Mississippi, they played for local white square dances, often with Lonnie's brothers who included Bo Carter (Armenter Chatmon), seen at left (see card No. 36). Both read music and their 78 titles offer a mixture of blues and pop styles. They disbanded soon after their final session in 1935.
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