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Charlie McCoy

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There are two artists known as Charlie McCoy:

#1 Charles “Papa Charlie” McCoy (May 26, 1909 – July 26, 1950) was an African American delta blues musician and songwriter.

#2 Charles Ray “Charlie” McCoy (born March 28, 1941 in Oak Hill, West Virginia) is an American session musician noted for his work on a wide variety of instruments. In his career, McCoy has backed several notable musicians including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Tom Astor, Elvis Presley and Ween. He has also recorded thirty-seven studio albums, including fourteen for Monument Records. Thirteen of his singles have entered the Billboard country charts. He was a member of Area Code 615 and Barefoot Jerry.

#1 Charlie McCoy was born in Jackson, Mississippi, he was best known by the nickname ‘Papa Charlie’. He became one of the major blues accompanists of his time. A guitarist and mandolin player, he played in the Mississippi area with his band, The Mississippi Hot Footers.
McCoy recorded several sides with Bo Carter as the ‘Mississippi Mud Steppers’. Among the tracks recorded with Carter were two variations of Cow Cow Davenport’s “Cow Cow Blues” . The first, an instrumental, was released as “The Jackson Stomp”. The second, with lyrics and vocals by McCoy, as “The Lonesome Train, That Took My Girl From Town”. They also wrote and recorded “The Vicksburg Stomp” which was resurrected and recorded by Mike Compton, of O Brother, Where Art Thou? fame.

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  • ruschenburg

    der mundharmonica spieler charlie mccoy (geboren 28. märz 1941 in oak hill, west virginia) ist gottseidank NICHT tot. tot ist PAPA CHARLIE MCCOY, menschenskind nochmal. ich habe hier schon 5 shouts gelöscht, rafft das hier keiner????????

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • soeldentiger

    A legend Dying never....Eine Legende stirbt n i e...

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • CoolJack

    Just to make it Clear there are two different Charlie McCoy's one who recorded in the Pre-War era and a more recent one.

    31 May 2007 Reply

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