Mississippi Sheiks

The Mississippi Sheiks were a popular and influential American guitar and fiddle group of the 1930s. They were notable mostly for playing country blues but were adept at many styles of popular music of the time. In 2004, they were inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.

Their 1930 blues single "Sitting on Top of the World" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1926, Died 1936

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 98 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 Musical group  
Victor BVE-82601 10-in. 3/26/1934 It's done gone wet Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82602 10-in. 3/26/1934 Pencil won't write no more Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82603 10-in. 3/26/1934 I am the devil Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82604 10-in. 3/26/1934 Baby please make a change Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82605 10-in. 3/26/1934 She's got something crazy Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82606 10-in. 3/26/1934 You'll work down to me someday Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82607 10-in. 3/26/1934 Somebody's got to help me Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82608 10-in. 3/26/1934 Good-morning blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82609 10-in. 3/26/1934 Blues on my mind Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82632 10-in. 3/27/1934 Lonesome grave took my baby Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82633 10-in. 3/27/1934 Pop skull blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-82634 10-in. 3/27/1934 Sweet Maggie Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars Musical group  
Victor BVE-82635 10-in. 3/27/1934 Sales tax Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal duet, with violin, 2 guitars, and talk Musical group  
Victor BVE-87628 10-in. 1/19/1935 It's backfiring now Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-87629 10-in. 1/19/1935 Lean to one woman Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-87630 10-in. 1/19/1935 The world round-up Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-87631 10-in. 1/19/1935 Do right blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-87632 10-in. 1/19/1935 I can't go wrong Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-87633 10-in. 1/19/1935 Dead wagon blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and talk Musical group  
Victor BVE-87634 10-in. 1/19/1935 She's going to her lonesome grave Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar Musical group  
Victor BVE-87635 10-in. 1/19/1935 Fingering with your fingers Mississippi Sheiks Violin and 2 guitars Musical group  
Columbia W152412 10-in. 6/20/1933 She's got something crazy Mississippi Sheiks Violin and 2 guitars Musical group  
Columbia W152413 10-in. 6/20/1933 Kitty cat blues Mississippi Sheiks Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo Musical group  
Columbia W152414 10-in. 6/20/1933 Show me what you got Mississippi Sheiks Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 98 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mississippi Sheiks," accessed July 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109115.

Mississippi Sheiks. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109115.

"Mississippi Sheiks." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109115

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