HENRY Son SIMS

 

 

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Delta bluesman Henry "Son" Sims was born in Anguilla, Mississippi in 1890. He is probably best remembered for his association with Charley Patton whom he supported on the fiddle, both on record and at live performances. Sims was taught to play the violin by his grandfather, a former slave named Warren Scott, and he was also proficient on guitar and piano. He was a performer in his own right, leading a string band called the Mississippi Corn Shuckers, and he recorded under his own name, including "Tell Me Man Blues". Sims first recorded with Patton in 1929 for Paramount, and again in a later session. He also recorded with guitarist and singer McKinley Morganfield, (better known later as Muddy Waters).  After that there are no further references to Henry Sims.

 

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