Sam Chatmon Guitarist

Birthday January 10, 1897
Birthplace Bolton, MS
Death Date Feb 2, 1983 (age 86)
Birth Sign Capricorn


Mississippi Delta blues musician who had a popular following in the 1930s and then revived his career again in the 1960s.

Before Fame

In the 1930s he played at parties and on street corners for tips, also doing some recording with the Mississippi Sheiks.


In the 1960s, with the revival of blues, he arguably achieved more fame than in his youth, with several well-received recordings and extensive tours across national music festivals.

Family Life

He grew up in a Bolton, Mississippi, part of a prominent musical family; his brothers Lonnie Chatmon and Bo Carter were also part of the Mississippi Sheiks.

Associated With

Robert Lockwood was another prominent Mississippi blues musician.


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