Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Featured Heroes of the Blues Artists: The Mississippi Sheiks

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.

On Sale this week, enjoy 15% off this Keep On Truckin' Apparel "Heroes of the Blues" exclusive design t-shirt. Available in both short or long sleeve tees, in colors white, black, chestnut and indigo blue, with sizes small to 3X large.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Keep on Truckin' Apparel exclusive t-shirt will be donated to Music Maker Relief Foundation.

Image copyright of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.

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