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Mississippi Sheiks

Band, 1926-1936 US, Bolton, Mississippi
Blues
A.k.a. Walter Jacobs And The Carter Brothers

The Mississippi Sheiks were a popular and influential American guitar and fiddle group of the 1930s. They were notable mostly for playing country blues, but were adept at many styles of popular music of the time.In 2004, they were inducted in the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Their 1930 blues single "Sitting on Top of the World" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

     
Members
PortraitBo Carter
g, voc 1892-1964 US
PortraitSam Chatmon
voc, g 1897-1983 US
Lonnie Chatmon
vn, voc US
PortraitWalter Vinson
g, voc 1901-1975 US
Popular Tracks   
Sitting on Top of the World on Mississippi Sheiks, Vol. 1 by Mississippi Sheiks
Sittin' On Top of the World on American Epic: The Best of Blues by Various Artists
I've Got Blood In My Eyes For You on Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down: The Best Of Mississippi Sheiks by Mississippi Sheiks
The Jazz Fiddler on Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down: The Best Of Mississippi Sheiks by Mississippi Sheiks
Still I'm Traveling On on Mississippi Sheiks Vol. 2 by Mississippi Sheiks
Driving That Thing on Mississippi Sheiks, Vol. 1 by Mississippi Sheiks
The World Is Going Wrong on Stop and Listen by Mississippi Sheiks
Sales Tax on Stop and Listen by Mississippi Sheiks
Bootleggers' Blues on Stop and Listen by Mississippi Sheiks
Alberta Blues on Mississippi Sheiks, Vol. 1 by Mississippi Sheiks

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Complete Recorded Works Presented In Chronological Order Volume 5Mississippi Sheiks2014Compil.
Complete Recorded Works Presented In Chronological Order Volume 4Mississippi Sheiks2014Compil.
Complete Recorded Works Presented In Chronological Order, Volume 1Mississippi Sheiks2013Compil.
Complete Recorded Works Presented In Chronological Order, Volume 2Mississippi Sheiks2013Compil.
Complete Recorded Works Presented In Chronological Order Volume 3Mississippi Sheiks2013Compil.
Bo Carter & The Mississippi SheiksBo Carter & Mississippi Sheiks Also Featuring Charlie McCoy, Chatman Brothers2011Compil.
Sittin' On Top Of The WorldMississippi Sheiks2010Compil.
Sitting On Top Of The WorldMississippi Sheiks2008Compil.
Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down: The Best Of Mississippi SheiksMississippi Sheiks2004Compil.
The EssentialMississippi Sheiks2002Compil.
Show Me What You GotMississippi Sheiks1999Compil.
Stop And ListenMississippi Sheiks1992Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 2: 15 December 1930 To 24 October 1931Mississippi Sheiks1991Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 4 (26 March 1934 To 15 October 1936)Mississippi Sheiks & Chatman Brothers1991Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 1: 17 February To 12 June 1930Mississippi Sheiks1991Compil.
Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 3 (25 October 1931 To 2 6 March 1934)Mississippi Sheiks1991Compil.
(1930-1935)Mississippi Sheiks1990Compil.
Mississippi Sheiks Volume 2 1930-1934: Mostly New To LPMississippi Sheiks1987Compil.
Mississippi Sheiks 1930 (Vol. 1): Mostly New To LPMississippi Sheiks1985Compil.
Stop And ListenMississippi Sheiks1974Compil.
The New Mississippi SheiksMississippi Sheiks1972Album
Sittin' On Top Of The World 1927-1932Mississippi Sheiks & Beale Street Sheiks1972Compil.
Sweet Maggie / Sales TaxMississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter1934Album
Good-Morning Blues / Blues On My MindMississippi Sheiks1934Album
He Calls That Religion / Shooting High DiceMississippi Sheiks1932Album
The New Shake That Thing / Is't A Pain To MeMississippi Sheiks1932Album
Grinding Old Fool / Jake Leg BluesMississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter1932Album
Sitting On Top Of The World No. 2 / Times Done Got HardMississippi Sheiks1931Album
Lonely One In This Town / Sitting On Top Of The WorldMississippi Sheiks1931Album
Bootlegger's Blues / Loose Like ThatMississippi Sheiks1930Album
Alberta Blues/ Winter Time BluesMississippi Sheiks1930Album
Cracking Them Things / Back To MississippiMississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter1930Album
Jail Bird Love Song / Yodeling Fiddling BluesMississippi Sheiks1930Album
Driving That Thing / Stop And Listen BluesMississippi Sheiks1930Album
Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down / She Ain't No GoodMississippi SheiksAlbum
Please Don't Wake It Up / Kind TreatmentMississippi SheiksAlbum
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