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Bo Carter

Armenter Chatmon (June 30, 1893 – September 21, 1964), known as Bo Carter, was an early American blues musician. He was a member of the Mississippi Sheiks in concerts and on a few of their recordings. He also managed that group, which included his brothers Lonnie Chatmon on fiddle and, occasionally, Sam Chatmon on bass and their friend Walter Vinson on guitar and lead vocals.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 30th, 1892 (Bolton), Died September 21st, 1964

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer, songwriter, lyricist, violin, speaker

Notes: Also known as Bo Chatman or Bo Chatmon. Brother of Lonnie Chatman and Sam Chatmon.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 190 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-82600 10-in. 3/26/1934 Hitting the numbers Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82601 10-in. 3/26/1934 It's done gone wet Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82602 10-in. 3/26/1934 Pencil won't write no more Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82603 10-in. 3/26/1934 I am the devil Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82604 10-in. 3/26/1934 Baby please make a change Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82605 10-in. 3/26/1934 She's got something crazy Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82606 10-in. 3/26/1934 You'll work down to me someday Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82607 10-in. 3/26/1934 Somebody's got to help me Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82608 10-in. 3/26/1934 Good-morning blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82609 10-in. 3/26/1934 Blues on my mind Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82610 10-in. 3/26/1934 Backache blues Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82611 10-in. 3/26/1934 Bo Carter special Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82612 10-in. 3/26/1934 Beans Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82613 10-in. 3/26/1934 Nobody's business Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82614 10-in. 3/26/1934 Queen bee Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82615 10-in. 3/26/1934 Nobody knows my baby Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82616 10-in. 3/26/1934 Tellin' you 'bout it Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82617 10-in. 3/26/1934 Please don't drive me from your door Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82618 10-in. 3/26/1934 Pin in your cushion Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82619 10-in. 3/26/1934 Banana in the fruit basket Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-82630 10-in. 3/27/1934 Howlin' tom cat Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-82631 10-in. 3/27/1934 Don't cross lay your daddy Bo Carter Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-82632 10-in. 3/27/1934 Lonesome grave took my baby Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82633 10-in. 3/27/1934 Pop skull blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82634 10-in. 3/27/1934 Sweet Maggie Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 190 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Bo," accessed March 1, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106294.

Carter, Bo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106294.

"Carter, Bo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106294

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