Scrambled Brains

The Mississippi Sheiks - Complete Recorded Works Presented In Chronological Order, Vol. 3 [2013, Third Man Records]

The third in a series of comprehensive reissues of the Mississippi Sheiks’ work covers recordings from October 24th, 1931, to July 20th, 1932.  Like the previous releases, it lays out the country blues music of the group, with tales of bad women, hard times, and rough treatment.  Twangy guitar and scratchy vocals are sometimes joined by some scrappy fiddle, with few pretensions to be found in the music.  Solid.