Sunday, November 18, 2012

Charles "Papa" McCoy - Blues Mandolin

1909 - 1950

Charlie "Papa" McCoy is considered as one of the three most important mandolin players in blues (the other two being Yank Rachell and Johnny Young ).

He recorded with Tommy Johnson,Ishman Bracey, Mississippi Sheiks , Joe McCoy(his brother), Memphis Minnie, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom. All his recordings are listed here.  You can read more about him on his tribute website:

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