The Playlist • Mississippi Sheiks (1930, 1934)

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The Mississippi Sheiks were Walter Vinson (guitar and vocal; also spelled “Vincson” or “Vincent” at times, but Vinson is correct, according to the artist himself), with the Chatmon (a.k.a. Chatman) folks in various combinations, including Lonnie (violin and vocal), Bo (better known in solo work as “Bo Carter,” vocal and guitar) and Sam (vocal, violin, and guitar). None of the inspected recording files, other than those for the final three Bluebird sessions, list exact personnel.

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MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS: Stop and Listen Blues

Shreveport, Louisiana: February 17, 1930
Okeh 8807 (mx. W 403806 – A)

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MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS (as Walter Jacobs and Lonnie Carter):
The Jazz Fiddler

Shreveport, Louisiana: February 17, 1930
Okeh 45436 (mx. W 403804 – B)
Issued in Okeh’s white country-music series.

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MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS (as Walter Jacobs and the Carter Brothers): That’s It

San Antonio, Texas: June 10, 1930
Okeh 45482 (mx. W 404136 – A)
Issued in Okeh’s white country-music series.

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MISSISSIPPI SHEIKS: Somebody’s Got to Help Me [sic]

San Antonio (Texas Hotel): March 26, 1934 — Released October 3, 1934
Bluebird B-5659 (mx. BVE-82607– 1)