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The Mississippi Sheiks - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order

 (Volume 1)


Third Man Records



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ATMR 156
UPC: 858936003431
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

Third Man Records is announcing the release of the first three records in its highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series. Volume 1 of The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order of Charley PattonBlind Willie McTell and The Mississippi Sheiks

Subsequent volumes will be released regularly and new artists will be slotted for release from this fantastic catalog of blues greats as soon as this first series is complete.

The Sheiks were a family string band that crashed boundaries, achieved crossover success and helped remap the musical landscape in times of the Great Depression. Their fluctuating lineup consisted mainly of member of the Chatmon family. Their initial inspiration was gained from their father, Ezol Chatmon (uncle of Charley Patton) a "musicioner" during the era of black slavery. At the time of their first recording, in 1930, the Sheiks comprised Armentor Carter, more famously known as Bo Carter, also a solo artist, Lonnie and Sam Chatmon, and Walter Vinson. Their two initial smash hits, "Sitting on Top of the World," and "Stop and Listen Blues" are included here. The former song became a multi-million copy seller.

The recordings being presented in this reissue series are the building blocks and DNA of American culture. Blues, R&B, Elvis, teenagerism, punk rock... it all goes back to these vital, breathtaking recordings. Third Man Records is proud to present these landmark albums in conjunction with Document Records, with brand new, jaw-dropping artwork by Rob Jones and new insightful liner notes, on vinyl for the first time in decades. Every record collection should have ample room for these highly important and endlessly listenable albums.


Side 1
1. Driving That Thing
2. Alberta Blues
3. Winter Time Blues
4. The Sheik Waltz
5. The Jazz Fiddler (take A)
6. The Jazz Fiddler (take B)
7. Sitting On Top Of The World

Side 2
1. Stop And Listen Blues
2. Lonely One In This Town
3. We Are Both Feeling Good Right Now
4. Cracking Them Things
5. Grinding Old Fool
6. Jake Leg Blues
7. Back To Mississippi
8. West Jackson Blues

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