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Bo Carter - Banana In Your Fruit Basket: Red Hot Blues 1931-36 LP


Yazoo Records

"While also a key member of the influential guitar/fiddle group The Mississippi Sheiks, Bo Carter (The stage name of Armenter Chatmon) had a successful and popular solo career of his own, which may have helped the Sheiks' profile. Where the two differed was the Sheiks primarily performed celebratory and revelatory mixtures of bluegrass, era-contemporary pop, and traditional blues music, while Carter's solo material was purely in the realm of hokum, the style of blues music which emphasized explicit sexual content and metaphor alongside dirty humor and wit. One of the more successful acts of the 1930s, Carter recorded over 100 singles for various labels, employing his signature bawdy style, as well as inventive forms of guitar picking, tunings, and key signatures, which were highly original for the time. Banana In Your Fruit Basket captures the heights of Carter's success as a solo artist, cataloging one of his most prolific periods, from 1931 to 1936. Featuring a compilation of classics of dirty blues, with highly suggestive titles like ""Ram Rod Daddy"", ""Ants In My Pants"", ""Pussy Cat Blues"", ""Mashing That Thing"", and of course the title track itself."


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