Sam Chatmon


Sam Chatmon was born in Bolton, Mississippi, United States on January 10th, 1897 and is the Guitarist. At the age of 86, Sam Chatmon biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 10, 1897
United States
Place of Birth
Bolton, Mississippi, United States
Death Date
Feb 2, 1983 (age 86)
Zodiac Sign
Guitarist, Musician, Singer
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Sam Chatmon Life

Sam Chatmon (born Vivian Chatmon, 1897-February 2, 1983) was a Delta blues guitarist and singer.

He was a member of the Mississippi Sheiks.

He may have been Charley Patton's half-brother.


Sam Chatmon Career

Life and career

Chatmon was born in Bolton, Mississippi, United States. Chatmon's family was known in Mississippi for their musical abilities; he was a member of the family's string band when he was younger. In an interview, he said he began playing the guitar at the age of three, laying it flat on the ground and crawling under it. A year older, he remembered performing "Run down to the shore and drown," the song featured "I'd jump and' drown" instead of drowning. "I was dreaming about the woman I love and then I turn around." In the 1900s, he appeared in front of white audiences.

The Chatmon band performed rags, ballads, and common dance tunes. The Mississippi Sheiks, two of Sam's brothers, fiddler Lonnie Chatmon and guitarist Bo Carter, performed with Lonnie Chatmon and the guitarist Bo Carter.

In place of the guitar, Chatmon played banjo, mandolin, and harmonica. He appeared at parties and on street corners around Mississippi for small money and tips. He appeared with the Sheiks and later as the Chatman Brothers.

Chatmon began working on plantations in Hollandale, Mississippi, in the early 1940s. In 1960, he was rediscovered and began a new chapter of his career as a folk-blues artist. He appeared on Arhoolie Records for the same year. During the 1960s and 1970s, he toured extensively. He made several recordings with Sue Draheim, Kenny Hall, Ed Littlefield, Lou Curtiss, Kathy Hall, Will Scarlett, and others at Sweet's Mill Music Camp in 1970, including "The California Sheiks." In 1972, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1976, he appeared at many of the country's largest and best-known folk festivals, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1976.

Sam Chatmon died on February 2, 1983, in Hollandale, Mississippi, at the age of 86. Bonnie Raitt paid for a headstone monument to Chatmon with the legend "Sitting on top of the World." In a service held at the Hollandale Municipal Building, commemorated by the Mayor and members of the city council of Hollandale, over 100 people attended the Zion Memorial Fund, which was on display in Sanders Memorial Cemetery, Hollandale, Mississippi. On the Mississippi Blues Trail, Chatmon was later recognized with a marker.