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Papa Charlie Jackson

(November 10th 1887 - May 7th 1938)

Born William Henry Jackson in New Orleans in 1887 he was a guitar and banjo player who traveled with minstrel shows before settling in Chicago sometime in the early 1920s. Renowned for playing a six-string banjo hybrid Papa Charlie Jackson made his first recorded appearance for Paramount in August 1924. He is credited not only as one of the first self-accompanied blues singers to record, but also the first artist of the "Hokum" genre.


Ash Tray Blues (2:56)

Big Feeling Blues (2:45)

Drop That Sack (2:35)

Four Eleven 44 (3:04)

Gay Cattin' (3:01)

Home Town Skiffle (6:11)

Hot Papa Blues (2:53)

I'm Going Where the Chilly Winds Don't Blow (3:26)

I'm Looking For a Woman Who Knows How to Treat Me Right (3:10)

Ma and Pa Poorhouse Blues (3:06)

Mama Can't Lose (2:53)

Mister Man - Part 1 (3:01)

Mister Man - Part 2 (2:48)

Salty Dog Blues (3:03)

Shake That Thing (3:04)

She Belongs To Me Blues (2:53)

Skoodle Um Skoo (3:17)

You Put It In, I'll Take It Out (3:14)

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