The Mississippi Sheiks – “Please Baby”

The Mississippi Sheiks from Bolton, Mississippi were a popular band in their time, and their recorded songs have been covered by an impressive list of artists that includes Howlin’ Wolf, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Harry Belafonte and Bob Dylan. Three of the Sheiks were brothers Lonnie, Sam, and Armenter Chatmon, the latter of whom … Continue reading “The Mississippi Sheiks – “Please Baby””

Mississippi Sheiks – “Still I’m Travelling On”

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, … Continue reading “Mississippi Sheiks – “Still I’m Travelling On””

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’””