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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi Sheiks

Mississippi's Most Influential String Band

 

—Bo Carter, Sam Chatmon, Walton Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon —

 
Mississippi Sheiks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. Mississippi Sheiks Marker
Inscription.
Recorded - 1926 - 1935

Sitting on Top of the World
Stop and Listen Blues
Livin' in a Strain

 
Location. 33° 24.766′ N, 91° 3.842′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Walnut Street south of Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Embedded in the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Walnut Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donald Hayes Brown (a few steps from this marker); Charley Patton (a few steps from this marker); Walter Horn, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); B. B. King (within shouting distance of this marker); James Michael Dill (within shouting distance of this marker); George "All Nite" Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Stein Mart (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles K. Rickard (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Mississippi Sheiks. (Submitted on September 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Biography on All Music - by Joslyn Layne. (Submitted on September 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Mississippi Sheiks Marker near yellow flowers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. Mississippi Sheiks Marker near yellow flowers.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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