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
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..."
- $1.29 on iTunes1.Stop and Listen Blues
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Lonely One in This Town
- $1.29 on iTunes3.The World Is Going Wrong
- $1.29 on iTunes4.She Ain't No Good
- $1.29 on iTunes5.Sitting on Top of the World
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Too Long
- $1.29 on iTunes7.That's It
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Bootlegger's Blues
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Somebody's Got to Help You
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Jailbird Love Song
- $1.29 on iTunes11.Shooting High Dice
- $1.29 on iTunes12.Tell Me to Do Right
- $1.29 on iTunes13.Sales Tax
- $1.29 on iTunes14.Livin' in a Strain - (previously unreleased)
- $1.29 on iTunes15.Sweet Maggie
- $1.29 on iTunes16.She's Crazy About Her Lovin'
- $1.29 on iTunes17.Please Baby
- $1.29 on iTunes18.I've Got Blood in My Eyes for You
- $1.29 on iTunes19.Kind Treatment
- $1.29 on iTunes20.He Calls That Religion
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
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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