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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Dirty Blues Sunday #3 - Bo Carter

Bo Carter, born Armenter Chatmon June 30 1893, is an American Delta Blues musician. He is well known since 1960 for his Dirty Blues songs. However, in 1928 he recorded Corinna Corinna. Bo Carter went blind and died busking in 1971. A life given to Music.
That's probably where everyone else got their version they recorded. Eric Clapton calls his version "Alberta, Alberta". I've even heard it called, "Sweet Maggie, Sweet Maggie". I guess you can use whatever woman's name you are trying to impress at the time. - Arkansas Red
Bo Carter was a member of the Mississippi Sheiks which Bo also managed. That group included his brother Lonnie Chatmon on fiddle and occasionally Sam Chatmon on bass, along with a friend, Walter Vinson, on guitar and lead vocals.




Our subject, however, is Dirty Blues. The filth and dirt begins now. Please Warm My Weiner recorded 1934.


For those not familiar with American slang I offer a translation. Biscuits are breasts. Biscuits, Jelly Roll, Fruit Basket - all such sweet talk. 



Released 1931.


This recording is not particularly dirty. I include it because of the classic blues guitar riff which sounds so modern and familiar. 




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