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Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States (1909 – 1950)
Charles "Papa Charlie" McCoy (May 26, 1909 – July 26, 1950) was an African American delta blues musician and songwriter.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, McCoy 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… read more
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