Anywhere I go, I just haves a zeal.
December 24, 2015 12:09 PM Subscribe
Was it surprising that your music became popular again?Sam Chatmon - Make Me A Pallet On the Floor
Well, no. Because everywhere I went, even when I was five and six years old, when I’d go to these clubs to play, the first thing they would say when I walked in the door, folks started to pattin’ and hollerin’, ''Let Sam have it! Let Sam have it!'' And I’d get that, man, and people - whoo! I’d put life all in there! And it’s the same thing right now. Anywhere I go, I just haves a zeal. I have a good zeal to play.
Sam Chatmon - Stop and Listen Blues
Sam Chatmon- Sittin' on Top of the World
Sam Chatmon: Sittin' On Top of the World (1978)
Sam Chatmon - Go Back Old Devil
Sam Chatmon - Who's Gonna Love You Tonight?
Sam Chatmon - The Last Time
Sam Chatmon - That's All Right
Sam Chatmon - Brownskin Woman
Sam Chatmon - Cold Blooded Murderer
Sam Chatmon - T.B. Blues
Sam Chatmon - Bumblebee Blues
Sam Chatmon - How Long
Sam Chatmon - Blues
Sam Chatmon Interview
When Sam Chatmon first began playing the blues, Teddy Roosevelt was president of the United States. Most of his neighbors in rural Mississippi were still listening to rags and reels that dated back to slavery days. Chatmon launched his recording career in the 1930s, playing alongside his brothers Bo Carter and Lonnie Chatmon in the era’s most celebrated string band, the Mississippi Sheiks, and performed as one-half of the Bluebird duo ''Chatman Brothers (Lonnie and Sam).'' Outliving his brothers, Sam was ''rediscovered'' in 1960 by Chris Strachwitz, who recorded him anew for Arhoolie Records.Sam Chatmon, Mississippi Sheik: The Complete 1980 Interview
Most sources credit January 10, 1897, as the date of Sam Chatmon’s birth. His father, fiddler Henderson Chatmon, was born in slavery and had several sets of children. ''My daddy had three wives,'' Sam claimed in the liners to the Rounder album Sam Chatmon’s Advice, ''and my mother had the least children of any of them, which was 13. Daddy said he had 60 children, but that ain’t countin’ Charley Patton and all them on the outside.''
Wirz: Sam Chatmon - Discography
Sam Chatmon - Mississippi Blues Trail
Sam Chatmon - San Diego Troubadour
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