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This Document collection reissues all of Walter Vinson's pre-war recordings, including several of his accompaniment performances for Leroy Carter ("Black Widow Spider") and Mary Butler ("Mad Dog Blues"), as well as sidemen roles for the Chatmon brothers from the Mississippi Sheiks and Charlie McCoy. Also included are career highlights "Overtime Blues" and "Losin' Blues," though the rest of this lengthy, exhaustive collection has material of lesser quality.


Born: 02 February 1901 in Bolton, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '60s, '70s

One half of the legendary Mississippi Sheiks, singer/guitarist Walter Vinson was also among the most noteworthy blues accompanists of his era. Born February 2, 1901 in Bolton, Mississippi, Vinson (also known variously as Vincson and Vincent) began performing as a child, and during his teen years was a fixture at area parties and picnics. Even from the outset, however, he rarely if ever appeared as a solo act, seemingly much more at home in duets and trios; toward that end, during the 1920s he worked...
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