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Mississippi Sheiks: The World Is Going Wrong

The Mississippi Sheiks were the first all-Black band to get a national recording contract. The ever-changing lineup was mainly from the Chatmon family of Mississippi. However, early blues god Charlie Patton was probably a member briefly as was Memphis Minnie. Several members later moved to New Orleans and played a role in the birth of jazz.

Their music absolutely stands the test of time.

Check out this one, it’s about skirt-chasing preachers. “He calls that religion but I know he’s going to Hell when he dies.”

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