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!
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 a toe tapping example of their talent.