Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bo Carter

Bo Carter was born Armenter Chatmon on March 21, 1893 in Bolton, Mississippi. Bo had an unequaled capacity for creating sexual metaphors in his songs, specializing in such ribald imagery as "Banana in Your Fruit Basket," "Pin in Your Cushion," and "Your Biscuits Are Big Enough for Me." One of the most popular bluesmen of the '30s, he recorded enough material for several reissue albums, and he was quite an original guitar picker.He was a master of the traditional delta blues and his steel string guitar provided him with an instantly recognizable sound.

Carter's facility extended beyond the risqué business to more serious blues themes, and he was also the first to record the standard "Corrine Corrina" . Bo and his brothers Lonnie and Sam Chatmon also recorded as members of the Mississippi Sheiks with singer/guitarist Walter Vinson. MP3: Corrine Corrina


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