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Garfield Akers

Garfield Akers

Garfield Akers


Garfield Akers (b. 1901 or 1902, Brights or Bates, Mississippi, d. between 1953 and 1959, probably in Memphis, Tennessee) was a blues singer and guitarist. He sometimes performed under the pseudonym "Garfield Partee." Akers' extant recordings consist of four sides, which are nonetheless historically significant. His most well-known song was his debut, Cottonfield Blues, a duet with friend and longtime collaborator Joe Callicott on second guitar. Read more on Last.fm
Garfield Akers (b. 1901 or 1902, Brights or Bates, Mississippi, d. between 1953 and 1959, probably in Memphis, Tennessee) was a blues singer and guitarist. He sometimes performed under the pseudonym "Garfield Partee." Akers' extant recordings consist of four sides, which are nonetheless historically significant.

His most well-known song was his debut, Cottonfield Blues, a duet with friend and longtime collaborator Joe Callicott on second guitar. Akers lived in Hernando, Mississippi most of his life, working as a sharecropper and performing during off-hours at local house parties and dances. He toured with Frank Stokes on the Doc Watts Medicine Show. Akers was reportedly active on the south Memphis circuit throughout the 1930s. Akers and Callicott played together for more than twenty years, parting in the mid-1940's.

Akers briefly resurfaced in the early 1950s, shortly before his death at a historically undetermined date. No photographs of Akers are known to exist. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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