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Bo Carter
Original name: Armenter Chatmon
Birth: Mar. 21, 1893
Bolton
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1964
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Blues Musician. Better known as "Bo Carter," he was a multi-talented blues instrumentalist and singer. The half-brother of blues singer Charley Patton and brother of blues singer Sam Chatmon, Bo Carter carved his niche in blues history as a member of the group known as the "Mississippi Sheiks." He began playing music before the year 1920 in rural Mississippi, and by the late 1920s, he was recording for the Brunswick Record label in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout the 1920s and the 1930s, he toured throughout the United States with the Mississippi Sheiks, performing in various venues and recording for the OKeh and Bluebird Record labels. By the late 1930s, Chatmon joined his brothers as part of a traveling minstrel act, but by this point in his life, he had lost his eyesight. His professional music career came to an end in the early 1940s, and he settled in Memphis, Tennessee where he spent the rest of his life working outside of the music industry. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Memphis at the age of 71. (bio by: Adam Maroney) 
 
Burial:
Nitta Yuma Cemetery
Sharkey County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Adam Maroney
Record added: Jun 29, 2003
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Bo Carter
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