Virgil Childers
Posted in 1930s,Honey,Piedmont Blues on 06.23.08

Virgil Childers recorded a handful of sides in Charlotte, NC a recording site more known for pre-war country than blues. Childers is a really light/pop piedmont blues artist (though his style isn’t pure piedmont like Fuller) he has an enjoyable voice and is a pretty solid guitar player. He also recorded Dago Blues, which combined with the version below by Luella Miller are the only two versions I know about. I also enjoy his take on Red River Blues, one of my favorite songs.

Virgil Childers – Dago Blues (1938)
Virgil Childers – Red River Blues(1938)


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By Kate G on 06.26.08 11:06 pm

And never let the same BEE sting you twice!
Nice stuff. Thanks!

By Java Jive on 08.23.09 11:56 am

Do you know the Label and sides Childers recorded in Charlotte?

By ian on 03.16.15 6:38 am

Recorded on Bluebird – 6 titles.
which is why they are so hard to track
Dago Blues
Red River Blues
Who’s That Knockin’ At My Door
Somebody Stole My Jane
Travelin’ Man
Preacher and the Bear

By juste un clou de cartier on 11.07.15 11:39 pm

and if the movies are to be believed, nukes are useless against aliens anyway
juste un clou de cartier

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