Monday, March 19, 2012

Featured Blues Artist: Bo Carter

Bo Carter (1893-1964)

Heroes of the Blues Trading Tee Card #36

Art by R. Crumb, Text by Stephen Calt

Armenter Chatmon, better known as Bo Carter, was raised in Bolton, Mississippi. He learned guitar in the early 1900's, played bass viol in a family string band led by his brother, Lonnie Chatmon, in the 1910's, and later joined the Mississippi Sheiks. Carter's career as a street singer was largely imposed by the blindness that afflicted him in the late 1920's. Between 1930 and 1940, he recorded 105 titles, many notable for their musical sophistication and for the clever sexual innuendo of their lyrics.

Enjoy 15% off this week on all Bo Carter t-shirts, no coupon code required, discount will be applied at checkout.

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

Image copyright of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.

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