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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born February 2, 1901 (Bolton), Died April 22, 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, Walte
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Recordings (Results 126-143 of 143 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Brunswick||MEM801||10-in.||Feb. 1930||Working man’s blues||Mississippi Hot Footers ; Walter Vincent||Male vocal solo and yodeling, with instrumental ensemble||vocalist, composer|
|Brunswick||MEM803||10-in.||Feb. 1930||It’s hot like that||Charlie McCoy ; Walter Vincent||Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars||vocalist|
|Decca||60711||10-in.||3/12/1936||When the breath bids the body goodbye||Walter Vincent||instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist|
|Decca||60712||10-in.||3/12/1936||I ain't gonna have it||Walter Vincent||vocalist|
|Decca||60713||10-in.||3/12/1936||Losin' blues||Walter Vincent||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||60714||10-in.||3/12/1936||The wrong man||Walter Vincent||vocalist|
|Decca||L 1544||10-in.||July 1932||Shooting high dice-1||Mississippi Sheiks||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1545||10-in.||July 1932||Isn't a pain to me-1||Mississippi Sheiks||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1548||10-in.||July 1932||She's crazy about her lovin'-1||Mississippi Sheiks||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1550||10-in.||July 1932||Tell me to do right-1||Mississippi Sheiks||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1551||10-in.||July 1932||New stop and listen-1||Mississippi Sheiks||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1554||10-in.||July 1932||Go 'way woman-1||Mississippi Sheiks||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1555||10-in.||July 1932||New shake that thing-1||Mississippi Sheiks||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1556||10-in.||July 1932||The new sittin' on top of the world-1||Mississippi Sheiks||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1557||10-in.||July 1932||He calls that religion-1||Mississippi Sheiks||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1560||10-in.||July 1932||Don't wake it up-1||Mississippi Sheiks||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1562||10-in.||July 1932||Please baby-1||Mississippi Sheiks||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 1565||10-in.||July 1932||I'll be gone, long gone||Mississippi Sheiks||vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vinson, Walter," accessed June 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111167.
Vinson, Walter. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111167.
"Vinson, Walter." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 June 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Walter Vinson
Discogs: Walter Vinson
Allmusic: Walter Vinson
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Vinson, Walter, 1901-1975 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no98108052
Wikidata: Walter Vinson - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q776003
MusicBrainz: Walter Jacobs - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/a2d33c2f-ec6b-4d75-815a-3c02da94b8ae
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