Though Arthur Petties only released six tracks in his recording career, he left an indelible mark. This classic, “Out on Santa Fe Blues,” finds the piano blues troubadour swaggering along with a sexy rhythm guitar in his unmistakeable vocal style. The recording is sublime – a single microphone captures the whole performance, and puts you right in the room. It doesn’t get more legitimate than this.
The Mississippi Sheiks were well known in their time, throughout the Mississippi Delta. Armenter “Bo” Carter is probably the most famous of the family group. He was influential to such artists such as: Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, Harry Bellafonte and even the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. Here’s an amazing slice of vintage American music, surprisingly well preserved.
Hit “play” and watch the heads in the room start joyfully swinging. Although “Seaboard Stomp” is the title, I suggest listening to this next time you’re sitting by the campfire. Blind Blake recorded this happy little number in October of 1927. Enjoy!