Bukka White – Was A Famous Delta Blues Guitarist And Singer

Booker T. Washington White (November 12, 1906 – February 26, 1977), also known as Bukka White, was a delta blues guitarist and singer from Mississippi. “Bukka” is actually not a nickname, but a misspelling of his given name Booker by Vocalion, his second record label. White started his career playing the fiddle at square dances; he typically played slide guitar in an open tuning. In 1930, this blues guitarist first recorded for the Victor Records label, his recordings altering between country blues and gospel songs. White died from cancer at the age of 70, in Memphis Tennessee, and was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1990.

Top 5 Songs

Shake ‘Em On Down
Po’ Boy
Parchman Farm Blues
Mama Don’t Allow
Poor Boy Long Way From Home

Top 3 Albums

Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
The Complete Bukka White
Mississippi Blues


Mississippi Blues (Takoma Records, 1964 LP/1987 CD)
Sky Songs, Vol. 1 (Arhoolie Records, 1965 LP/1990 CD)
Sky Songs, Vol. 2 (Arhoolie Records, 1965 LP/1990 CD)
Memphis Hot Shots (Blue Horizon, 1968 LP/1995 CD)
Parchman Farm 1937-1940 (Columbia Records, 1969 LP)
At Home With Friends – w/Furry Lewis (Arcola, 1972 LP/2001 CD)
Big Daddy (Biograph Records, 1974 LP/2004 CD)
The Complete Bukka White (Sony Legacy, 1994 CD)
1963 Isn’t 1962 (Genes Records, 1994 CD)
The Panama Limited (Fabulous Records, 2000 CD)
Revisited (Fuel 2000 Records, 2003 CD)
Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues (Document Records, 2003 CD)
Fixin’ To Die (Snapper Music UK, 2004 CD)

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