Two from B.F. Shelton

31 Oct

Here you go, folks. Two from the quintessential 2ftl picker, B.F. Shelton. Not much is known about the man other than that he was from Clay County, Kentucky (1902-1968) and that he was also a barber. He recorded 10 sides at the historic Bristol Sessions in July of 1927 – only four of which survive today. For many people, his version of Darlin’ Cora is the best one out there. Enjoy!

Pretty Polly

[gDGCD tuning]



Darlin’ Cora

[eCGCC tuning]



Links to these recordings can be found halfway down the “About the Style” page.


2 Responses to “Two from B.F. Shelton”

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    • 2ftlbanjer 02/18/2013 at 4:56 pm #

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