Walter Vinson

Walter Vinson (February 2, 1901 – April 22, 1975) was an American Memphis blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of the Mississippi Sheiks, worked with Bo Chatmon and his brothers, and co-wrote the blues standard "Sitting on Top of the World". He is erroneously known as Walter Vincson or Walter Vincent. He sometimes recorded as Walter Jacobs, using his mother's maiden name.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 2nd, 1901 (Bolton), Died April 22nd, 1975 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, songwriter, composer, speaker, yodeling

Notes: Member of the Mississippi Sheiks. Pseudonyms include Walter Jacobs, Walter Vincson, and Walter Vincent.

See Also: Jacobs, Walter Vincent, Walter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 137 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-67841 10-in. 1/20/1931 Sittin' on top of the world Alabama Sheiks Male vocal duet, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82600 10-in. 3/26/1934 Hitting the numbers Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82601 10-in. 3/26/1934 It's done gone wet Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and 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 songwriter  
Victor BVE-82603 10-in. 3/26/1934 I am the devil Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82604 10-in. 3/26/1934 Baby please make a change Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-82605 10-in. 3/26/1934 She's got something crazy Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, 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 vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82608 10-in. 3/26/1934 Good-morning blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82609 10-in. 3/26/1934 Blues on my mind Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82632 10-in. 3/27/1934 Lonesome grave took my baby Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-82633 10-in. 3/27/1934 Pop skull blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, 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  
Victor BVE-82635 10-in. 3/27/1934 Sales tax Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal duet, with violin, 2 guitars, and talk vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, speaker  
Victor BVE-83862 10-in. 8/8/1934 Just sitting on top of the world Milton Brown ; Musical Brownies Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-87628 10-in. 1/19/1935 It's backfiring now Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-87629 10-in. 1/19/1935 Lean to one woman Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-87630 10-in. 1/19/1935 The world round-up Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-87631 10-in. 1/19/1935 Do right blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-87632 10-in. 1/19/1935 I can't go wrong Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter  
Victor BVE-87633 10-in. 1/19/1935 Dead wagon blues Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and talk songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87634 10-in. 1/19/1935 She's going to her lonesome grave Mississippi Sheiks Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Victor BVE-87635 10-in. 1/19/1935 Fingering with your fingers Mississippi Sheiks Violin and 2 guitars songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-02625 10-in. 10/16/1936 I'm gonna try that meat Ernest 44 ; Tommy Griffin ; Walter Jacobs Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 137 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vinson, Walter," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111167.

Vinson, Walter. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111167.

"Vinson, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.

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