Papa Charlie Jackson - Fat Mouth (1924-27)

Horrendous sound quality, but its well worth it if you like pre-war blues.  This has never been issued on CD, so here's a shitty vinyl rip I found on "Rukus Juice."


Papa Charlie Jackson was the first bluesman to record, beginning in 1924 with the Paramount label, playing a hybrid banjo-guitar (six strings tuned like a guitar but with a banjo body that gave it a lighter resonance) and ukulele. And apart from his records and their recording dates, little else is known for sure about this pioneering blues performer, other than his probable city of birth, New Orleans; even his death in Chicago during 1938 is more probable than established fact.

Yazoo's Fat Mouth is the best overview of Papa Charlie Jackson's best recordings, offering 14 tracks he recorded between 1924 and 1927. While a few important songs didn't make it to this set, most of his very best did, and for many listeners this concise compilation is a preferable alternative to the exhaustive multi-volume Document series.


  1. Hey,
    what's the password for this rar? Thank you for uploading this, I hope that I'll be able to open it ;)

    1. There shouldn't be a password, however I can reupload it if you'd like.

    2. That would be great, thank you so much :)

    3. Ok changed the link. Enjoy!