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Coincidentally, the first Rock n Roll song, "Rocket 88" by Ike Turner & Jackie Brenston was first recorded in the same building that Bessie Smith died in -- now the Riverside Motel in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

XLT Trumpet Records Catfish Blues T-Shirt - Men's Big & Tall 

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XLT 24" 33.5"
2XLT 26" 34.5"
3XLT 28" 35.5"
This is the special XLT version of this Catfish Blues T-Shirt. 

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

Elmore wasn't nearly the first to record Catfish Blues. The mysterious song, along with sixteen others, was first sang by Robert Petway in 1941 and '42. Strangely, nothing is known about Petway, who vanished entirely after his recording session.

In 1950 Muddy Waters also recorded Catfish Blues, turning it into "Rollin' Stone". In the late 1960s, Jimi Hendrix laid down his own version. Even Gov't Mule got in on Catfish Blues, recording a powerful version on their album "The Deep End" in 2002. 
This Bluescentric Brand XLT Classic Gildan tee is 6.0 oz preshrunk 100% cotton. Sizes run very true, and have minimal, if any, shrinking. This is a standard go-to t shirt for our big & tall music lovers.