The Mississippi Sheiks - Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order

 (Volume 3)


Third Man Records



Product No.:
ATMR 182
UPC: 858936003455
Limited Stock

180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

The Mississippi Sheiks were the popular and influential family string band (guitar and fiddle), that crashed boundaries, achieved crossover success and helped remap the musical landscape in the 1930s Great Depression era.

Third Man Records, the Jack White-founded record label, is partnering with Document Records to reissue the complete works of blues legends Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and the Sheiks. The albums (available on vinyl, in some cases, for the first time decades) feature new liner notes by Mick Middles and artwork by Rob Jones.

The Mississippi Sheiks' fluctuating lineup primarily featured the Chatmon family, who came from Bolton, Mississippi and were well known throughout the Mississippi Delta. Their initial inspiration had been gained from their father, Ezol Chatman (uncle of Charley Patton), a "musicioner" during the era of black slavery. This would be the spirit that the Mississippi Sheiks would convey to the world as they evolved into one of the most successful crossover units of the 1930s.

The recordings presented in this reissue series are the building blocks and DNA of American culture. Blues, R&B, Elvis, teenagerism, punk all goes back to these vital, breathtaking recordings.


Side 1
Thing About Comin' My Way
The World is Going Wrong
She's a Bad Girl
Tell Me What the Cats Fight About
Kind Treatment
Livin' In A Strain
Lazy Lazy River
Too Long
Shake Hands And Tell Me Goodbye

Side 2
Bed Spring Poker
When You're Sick with the Blues
I've Got Blood In My Eyes for You
Shooting High Dice
It's a Pain to Me
She's Crazy About Her Lovin'
Tell Me To Do It Right
The New Stop And Listen Blues
Go 'Way Woman

Be the first to write a review for this item OR just rate it