They’re an American independent record label based in Oxford, Mississippi. They started out by recording relatively unknown blues artists from the North Mississippi region: their most famous being R.L. Burnside.
My personal favourite artist recorded by Fat Possum is CeDell Davies. I first heard his music when I was researching one of his fellow Possum artists Asie Payton.
The first song I heard from CeDell was the first one on this playlist:
My immediate thought was:
“Whoa, that’s a cool sound! Is that slide guitar, or something else?”
I hadn’t heard anything like it, so I had to know more.
When I looked up the biography details of CeDell Davies, I discovered why his guitar sound was so unique.
I also uncovered an incredible life story.