Sam Chatmon came from the musical Chatmon family and began - like his brothers Bo and Lonnie - to make music as a child. In addition to appearances with the family and his brothers, he played with the Mississippi Sheiks . From the mid- 1930s he also appeared solo. He traveled through the country with various minstrel and medicine shows. In the 1940s he settled in Hollandale as a farmer.
With the blues revival in the late 1950s , Sam Chatmon was rediscovered. He performed at a number of festivals, gained considerable popularity, and released a number of recordings until his death in 1983.
- Biography at All Music Guide
- Sam Chatmon in an excerpt from the video Legends of Country Blues Guitar Vol. 2 (RealVideo file)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American blues musician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 10, 1897|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bolton , Mississippi|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 2, 1983|
|Place of death||Hollandale , Mississippi|