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Trumpet Records Catfish Blues Ladies T Shirt 

SKU:DLADCATFISHBLUES
Price: 
$23.90
 
 
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Size Width Length
S 17" 25"
M 19" 26"
L 21" 27"
XL 23" 28"
2XL 25" 29.5"
Description
"Catfish Blues" was a mysterious song first recorded by Robert Petway, along with sixteen other tracks in 1941 and '42. Nothing is known about the man, and after his recordings, he was never heard from again. 

The version featured on this music t-shirt was recorded a decade later, on July 24th, 1951, by Elmore James at Trumpet Records on Farrish Street in Jackson, Mississippi. He was originally billed as Elmo James. While Trumpet Records only survived four years until 1956, the label recorded some of the most pivotal and famous blues of the 20th century. 

Elmore wasn't the only one to cover Catfish Blues. Muddy Waters turned the song into "Rollin' Stone" a year earlier in 1950. In the late 1960s, Jimi Hendrix laid down his own version. Decades later, even Gov't Mule got in on Catfish Blues 

This is a comfortable 4.5 ounce 100% preshrunk combed and ringspun cotton anvil ladies vinyl record t-shirt. Sizes run very true. Heather Grey is 90/10, any other heather colors are 60/40.