Mississippi Sheiks

Other Names: Walter Jacobs And Lonnie Carter, Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter, Carter Brothers, Mississippi Mud Steppers, Down South Boys

Members:
Bo Chatman
(* March 21, 1893 Bolton, Mississippi, Sept. 21, 1964 Memphis, Tennessee)
Lonnie Chatman (* ?, ?)
Sam Chatman (* Jan. 10, 1897 Bolton, Mississippi, Feb. 2, 1983 Hollandale MS)
Walter Vinson (* Feb. 2, 1902 Bolton, Mississippi, 1975 Chicago IL)

Recordings: 1930 - 1935

Instruments: Bo Chatman (v,g,vn), Lonnie Chatman (v,vn), Sam Chatman (v,g), Walter Vinson (v,g,vn)

Influenced: Barbecue Bob, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake, Charley Patton, Curley Weaver, Fred McMullen, Memphis Minnie, Papa Charlie McCoy, Peetie Wheatstraw, Peg Leg Howell, Robert Johnson, Sam Collins, Sleepy John Estes

Sources:
Wikipedia
Blues Who's Who
Dixon, Robert M.W.: Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943

Songs (with date of recording):

Alberta Blues
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403801-B OKeh 8773 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Alma Waltz (Ruby Waltz)
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404719-B OKeh 45504 - Mississippi Mud Steppers (prob. Walter Vinson (g), prob. Charlie McCoy (md), unknown (vn,sp))
Any Fish Will Bite If You Got Good Bait
1930.06.11 -- San Antonio, TX - 404156-A OKeh unissued - Carter Brothers (Bo Chatman (v,poss. vn), Lonnie Chatman (vn, poss. g), poss. Sam Chatman (g))

Baby Keeps Stealin' Lovin' On Me
1930.06.12 -- San Antonio TX - 404147-A OKeh 8843 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
Baby, Please Make A Change
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82604-1 Bluebird B5659 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v))
Back To Mississippi
1930.06.10 -- San Antonio TX - 404143-A OKeh 8810 - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Bo Chatman (v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (v,g), Walter Vinson (g))
Bed Spring Poker
1931.10.25 -- Atlanta GA - 405021-2 OKeh 8927 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Blues On My Mind
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82609-1 Bluebird B5564 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v))
Bootleggers' Blues
1930.06.12 -- San Antonio TX - 404149-A OKeh 8820 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))

'Cause It's So Good To Me
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152419-2 Columbia unissued - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))
Church Bell Blues
1930.12.19 -- Jackson MS - 404786-B OKeh 8876 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Cracking Them Things
1930.06.10 -- San Antonio TX - 404140-B OKeh 8810 - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Bo Chatman (v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (v,g), Walter Vinson (g))

Days Is Lonesome
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404111-A,-B OKeh 8835 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g), unknown (g))
Dead Wagon Blues
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87633-1 Bluebird B6006 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v,g))
Diving That Thing
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403800-B OKeh 8807 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (sp))
Don't Wake It Up
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1560-1 Paramount 13152 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Do Right Blues
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87631-1 Bluebird B5847 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g)

Farewell Waltz
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404715-B OKeh 45532 - Mississippi Mud Steppers (prob. Walter Vinson (g), prob. Charlie McCoy (md))
Fingering With Your Fingers
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87635-1 Bluebird B5949 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (g)
Frost Texas Tornado Blues
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404117-B OKeh 8890 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g))

Go 'Way Woman
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1554-1 Paramount 13152 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Good Morning Blues
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82608-1 Bluebird B5564 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v))
Grinding Old Fool
1930.06.10 -- San Antonio TX - 404141-B OKeh 8939 - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Bo Chatman (v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (v,g), Walter Vinson (g))

He Calls That Religion
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1557-1,-2 Paramount 13142 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Hitting the Numbers
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82600-1 Bluebird B5474 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
Honey Babe Let the Deal Go Down
1930.12.19 -- Jackson MS - 404782-B OKeh 8885 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))

I Can't Go Wrong
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87632-1 Bluebird B5881 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
I Knew You Were Kiddin'
1961.09.08 -- Chicago IL - 397 Riverside 403, on: Chicago : The Living Legends, South Side Blues (released 1961) - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Jesse Coleman (p), Sammy Hill (g), George "Pops" Foster (b), Earl Watkins (d)
I'll Be Gone, Long Gone
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1565-1 Paramount 13153 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), unknown (p))
I'm A Devil
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82603-1 Bluebird B5516 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v))
Isn't A Pain To Me
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1545-2 Paramount 13143 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (g), Lonnie Chatman (v,vn))
It's Backfiring Now
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87628-1 Bluebird B5881 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
It's Done Got Wet
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82601-1 Bluebird B5474 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
I've Got Blood In My Eyes For You
1931.10.25 -- Atlanta GA - 405023-1 Columbia 14660-D - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))

Jackson Stomp [Cow Cow Blues (Charlie McCoy)]
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404714-B OKeh 45504 - Mississippi Mud Steppers (prob. Walter Vinson (g), prob. Charlie McCoy (md), unknown (sp))
Jail Bird Love Song
1930.06.12 -- San Antonio TX - 404145-B OKeh 8834 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
Jake Leg Blues
1930.06.10 -- San Antonio TX - 404142-A OKeh 8939 - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Bo Chatman (v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (v,g), Walter Vinson (g))
The Jazz Fiddler
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403804-A,-B OKeh 45436 - Walter Jacobs And Lonnie Carter (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn))

Kind Treatment
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405012-1 Columbia 14672-D - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Kitty Cat Blues
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152413-2 OKeh 8947 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v, prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))

Last Stage Blues
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404113-A OKeh 8823 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g))
Lazy Lazy River
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405014-1 OKeh 8927 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Lean To One Woman
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87629-1 Bluebird B5949 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
Livin' In A Strain
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405013-1 OKeh unissued - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Lonely On In This Town
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403807-B OKeh 8784 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), poss. Bo Chatman (2nd vn))
Lonesome Grave Took My Baby
1934.03.27 -- San Antonio TX - 82632-1 Bluebird B5452 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v,g))
Loose Like That
1930.06.12 -- San Antonio TX - 404150-B OKeh 8820 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (sp))

Morning Glory Waltz
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404717-B OKeh 45532 - Mississippi Mud Steppers (prob. Walter Vinson (g), prob. Charlie McCoy (md))
My Baby Blues
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152417-2 Columbia unissued - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))

New Shake That Thing
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1555-2 Paramount 13143 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
The New Sittin' On Top Of the World
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1556-2 Paramount 13134 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (g), Lonnie Chatman (v,vn))
New Stop And Listen
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1551-3 Paramount 13134 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))

Pencil Won't Write No More
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82602-1 Bluebird B5516 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))
Please Baby
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405007-1 OKeh 8922 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn)) -

1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1562-2 Paramount 13153 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (g), Lonnie Chatman (v,vn))
Please Don't Wake It Up
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405006-1 Columbia 14672-D - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Pop Skull Blues
1934.03.27 -- San Antonio TX - 82633-1 Bluebird B5452 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v,g))

Ramrod Blues
1930.12.19 -- Jackson MS - 404784-A OKeh 8905 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Red Wasp Blues
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152418-2 Columbia unissued - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))
River Bottom Blues
1930.06.12 -- San Antonio TX - 404148-B OKeh 8843 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (sp,g))
Rolling And Stumbling Blues
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404116-A,-B OKeh 8813 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g))

Sales Tax
1934.03.27 -- San Antonio TX - 82635-1 Bluebird B5453 - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Lonnie Chatman (vn,sp), Walter Vinson (v,g,sp), Bo Chatman (v,g,sp), Dan Hornsby (sp))
Seen Better Days
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404112-B OKeh 8890 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g))
Shake Hands And Tell Me Goodbye
1931.10.25 -- Atlanta GA - 405020-1 OKeh 8951 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
She Ain't No Good
1930.12.19 -- Jackson MS - 404783-B OKeh 8885 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
She's Crazy About Her Lovin'
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1548-1,-2 Paramount 13156 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
The Sheik Waltz
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403803-A,-B OKeh 45436 - Walter Jacobs And Lonnie Carter (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
She's A Bad Girl
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405010-1 OKeh 8933 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
She's Going To Her Lonesome Grave
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87634-1 Bluebird B6006 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v,g))
She's Got Something Crazy
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152412-2 Columbia unissued - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82605-1 Bluebird B5618 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v))
She's O.K. Blues
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152416-2 Columbia unissued - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))
She's So Fair
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404115-A,-B OKeh 8813 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g))
Shooting High Dice
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1544-2 Paramount 13142 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Show Me What You Got
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152414-2 OKeh 8947 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v, prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))
Sitting On Top Of the World
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403805-A,-B OKeh 8784 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Sitting On Top Of the World No.2
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404709-A Okeh 8854 (= 18771-1,18770-1 Vocalion 03210 dubbed on March 6, 1935) - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Somebody's Got To Help Me
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82607-1 Bluebird B5659 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v))
Some Folks Say A Preacher Won't Steal
1930.06.11 -- San Antonio, TX - 404157-A OKeh unissued - Carter Brothers (Bo Chatman (v,poss. vn), Lonnie Chatman (vn, poss. g), poss. Sam Chatman (g))
Stealing To Her Man
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404114-B OKeh 8835 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g), unknown (g))
Still I'm Traveling On
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404713-B Okeh 8876 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn)) -

Stop And Listen Blues
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403806-A OKeh 8807 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Stop And Listen Blues No.2
1930.12.19 -- Jackson MS - 404785-A,-B OKeh 8859 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Sunset Waltz
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404714-B OKeh 45504 - Mississippi Mud Steppers (prob. Walter Vinson (g), prob. Charlie McCoy (md), unknown (sp))
Sweet Maggie
1934.03.27 -- San Antonio TX - 82634-1 Bluebird B5453 - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v,g), Bo Chatman (v,g))

Tell Me To Do Right
1932.07.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1550-2 Paramount 13156 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Tell Me What the Cats Fight About
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405011-1 OKeh 8933 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Texas Troublesome Blues
1930.06.09 -- San Antonio TX - 404118-A,-B OKeh 8823 - Texas Alexander, Mississippi Sheiks (prob. Bo Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g))
Things About Comin' My Way
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405008-1 OKeh 8922 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
1961.09.08 -- Chicago IL - 396 Riverside 403, on: Chicago : The Living Legends, South Side Blues (released 1961) - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Jesse Coleman (p), Sammy Hill (g), George "Pops" Foster (b), Earl Watkins (d)
Times Done Got Hard
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404711-B Okeh 8854 (= 18771-1,18770-1 Vocalion 03210 dubbed on March 6, 1935) - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Too Long
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405015-1 OKeh 8953 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Top O' the World --> see: The New Sittin' On Top Of the World

Unhappy Blues
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404712-B Okeh 8859 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))

Vicksburg Stomp
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404716-B OKeh 45519 - Mississippi Mud Steppers (prob. Walter Vinson (g), prob. Charlie McCoy (md))

Walking Blues
1933.06.20 -- Chicago IL - 152415-2 Columbia unissued - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (prob.g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), unknown (g))
We Are Both Feeling Good Right Now
1930.06.10 -- San Antonio TX - 404139-B OKeh 8951 - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Bo Chatman (v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (v,g), Walter Vinson (g))
West Jackson Blues
1930.06.10 -- San Antonio TX - 404144-B OKeh unissued - Mississippi Sheiks With Bo Carter (Bo Chatman (v), Lonnie Chatman (vn), Sam Chatman (g), Walter Vinson (g))
When You're Sick With the Blues
1931.10.25 -- Atlanta GA - 405022-1 OKeh 8953 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
Winter Time Blues
1930.02.17 -- Shreveport LA - 403802-B OKeh 8773 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn))
A Wonderful Thing
1961.09.08 -- Chicago IL - 395 Riverside 403, on: Chicago : The Living Legends, South Side Blues (released 1961) - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), Jesse Coleman (p), Sammy Hill (g), George "Pops" Foster (b), Earl Watkins (d)
The World Is Going Wrong
1931.10.24 -- Atlanta GA - 405009-1 Columbia 14660-D - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))
The World Round Up
1935.01.19 -- New Orleans LA - 87630-1 Bluebird B5847 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (v,g))

Yodeling Fiddling Blues
1930.06.12 -- San Antonio TX - 404146-B OKeh 8834 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (yodeling,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn), Bo Chatman (g))
You'll Work Down To Me Someday
1934.03.26 -- San Antonio TX - 82606-1 Bluebird B5618 - Mississippi Sheiks (Lonnie Chatman (vn), Walter Vinson (v))
Your Good Man Caught the Train And Gone
1930.12.15 -- Jackson MS - 404710-A Okeh 8905 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (v,g), prob. Lonnie Chatman (vn))

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