Sunday, December 28, 2008

"only a handful of guitar duets in all blues match the incredible drive, intricate rhythms and ferocious intensity"

Garfield Akers (born 1901 in Mississippi, died between 1953 and 1959, in Memphis) was a blues singer and guitarist, sometimes acting as Garfield Partee.

His output was extremely small, consisting of only four sides. His most well-known song is his debut, the "Cottonfield Blues" .

Because of the limited capacity of the discs which were used for recording in this era, tunes that exceeded a little over three minutes often were continued on the flip side of a 78rpm record.

Garfield Akers (& Joe Calicott) -"Cottonfield Blues" (September 29, 1923)

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