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Henry "Son" Sims
Birth: Aug. 22, 1890
Sharkey County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1958
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Blues Musician. He is best known for his association with early blues legend Charley Patton, and later a young guitarist and singer named McKinley Morganfield, who would later go onto fame as recording artist Muddy Waters. A native of Anguilla, Mississippi, Sims began his interest in music at a young age. While growing up he learned to play a wide variety of instruments including the fiddle, violin, mandolin, guitar, and piano, from his grandfather. Sims eventually began leading a local string band called the Mississippi Corn Shuckers for many years, before finally meeting Charley Patton. Over five years (June 14, 1929 to February 1, 1934) the two men began recording a series of sessions together for the Paramount Record Label. The sessions which included 92 in all and featured other guest musicians including Louise Johnson, Son House, Willie Brown, and the Big Delta Four, among others, was later released as the album, "Charley Patton: Complete Recordings 1929-1934." The partnership ended on April 28, 1934, when Patton passed away at the young age of 43. Sims was also a successful solo artist having released four singles including, "Tell Me Man Blues." He continued his music career throughout the 1940s and 1950s as a solo artist, and working with artists such as Muddy Waters. He passed away in 1958, and was buried in an unmarked grave. (bio by: Peterborough "K") 
Bell Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Coahoma County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Shufordville Historical Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 34.22553, -90.54679
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
Record added: Oct 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21866460
Henry Son Sims
Added by: Peterborough "K"
Henry Son Sims
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 Added: Aug. 22, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Aug. 17, 2017
This listing is incorrect. Henry "Son" Simms (with 2 m's) headstone was located in 2014 in Shufordville Historical Cemetery north of Clarksdale.Living Blues magazine published an article about finding the stone as well as a bio of Simms including his WWI ...(Read more)
- Bonner
 Added: Jul. 1, 2017
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