Bo Carter – “Corrine Corrina”

In 1928, Bo Carter recorded this (the original) version of “Corrine, Corrina,” which later became a hit for Big Joe Turner. The general consensus is Bo Carter (born Armenter Chatmon) had the dirtiest mind in all of blues, recording various sexually charged songs, like “Banana in Your Fruit Basket.” To this day his character is … Continue reading “Bo Carter – “Corrine Corrina””

“You Are My Sunshine” as performed by Wilf Carter

“You Are My Sunshine” is an example of country music’s large contribution to American music. This version shows off the song’s country roots. The tune was made popular by Jimmie Davis, who would later became governor of Lousiana. The song was written by a Paul Rice, but the songwriting was credited to the Jimmie Davis … Continue reading ““You Are My Sunshine” as performed by Wilf Carter”

Mississippi Sheiks – “She’s Crazy ‘Bout Her Lovin'”

The Mississippi Sheiks were a popular fiddle and guitar group in the 1930s. There is no denying their influence on early rock n’ roll when you listen to “Crazy ‘Bout her Lovin’.” The Sheiks and singer Bo Carter were known for the often clever sexual innuendos peppered throughout their lyrics. “Crazy bout her Lovin’” is … Continue reading “Mississippi Sheiks – “She’s Crazy ‘Bout Her Lovin’””