The Mississippi Sheiks from Bolton, Mississippi were well known throughout the Mississippi Delta. The father of the family had been a “musicianer” during times of black slavery, and his children carried on the musical spirit. Their most famous member was Armenter Chatmon – better known as Bo Carter – who managed a successful solo career as well as playing with the Sheiks, which may have contributed to their success. The band named themselves after Rudolph Valentino’s film The Sheik (1921). This Mp3 is carrying on the spirit of their music now.
“Please Baby“ (mp3)