Let’s Explore The Blues – Bo Carter


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Bo Carter was born in 1892 and passed on in 1964.  He was first known as a member of the Mississippi Sheiks with his brothers, and ended up as a very successful solo artist.  His playlist was, simply, bawdy.  Some of the songs. “Please Warm My Wiener”, “My Pencil Won’t Write No More” and “Banana In Your Fruit Basket”.  Classic names for any song. He is also responsible for the first recording of “Corrine. Corrina” so he was not just a vaudeville sideshow.  He recorded 110 sides in the 1930’s, making him both prolific and important.  In fact, some say he was the most important artist of the era.  His guitar playing still has influence on the stars of today.  Enough of the man, let’s dig into the music.

Lets begin with bawdy songs.

“Please Warm My Wiener”

and

“My Pencil Won’t Write No More”

Now…

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I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on March 12, 2012, in Blues, History, Live Music, Music and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Heck of a title for a song! He’s talking about hot dogs, right?

  2. Stinky Kitty will definitely add this to their song list. I wonder why Clapton and Buddy Guy haven’t covered it?

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