Mississippi Sheiks Stop and Listen

Option: "...the Sheiks displayed an uncommon level of musicianship and a sophisticated, even satirical lyrical sense..."
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  • Released: July 14, 1992
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Yazoo

Entertainment Reviews:

Option - Jan/Feb 93, p.102
"...the Sheiks displayed an uncommon level of musicianship and a sophisticated, even satirical lyrical sense..."
Vox (12/92, p.94) - 7 - Very Good - "...as funereal and tragic as archive blues ever gets...Antique but artful..."

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Product Description:

Mississippi Sheiks: Lonnie Chatmon (fiddle), Walter Vinson (guitar, vocals).
Producers: Don Kent, Stefan Grossman, Richard Nevins.
Includes liner notes by Stephen Calt, Don Kent and Michael Stewart.
Audio Remasterer: Richard Nevins.
Liner Note Authors: Don Kent; Michael Stewart; Stephen Calt.
Unknown Contributor Role: Walter Vinson.
Stop and Listen collects 20 tracks the Mississippi Sheiks recorded in the early '30s, gathering together most of their best-known material (including "Sitting on Top of the World"), plus the previously unreleased "Livin' in a Strain." These records are of significant historical importance and this is the definitive compilation of this groundbreaking -- and popular -- string band. ~ Thom Owens

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  • Sales Rank: 118,258
  • UPC: 016351200624
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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