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B.F. Shelton

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B.F. Shelton

B.F. Shelton has been played on NTS in shows including Death Is Not The End, featured first on 18 November 2017. Songs played include Pretty Polly.

B. F. Shelton (January 1, 1902 – 1963) was an American singer and banjoist who recorded a number of songs for Victor Records at the Bristol Sessions in Bristol, Tennessee on July 29, 1927. Shelton traveled from Corbin, Kentucky, where he worked as a barber, to Bristol for the sessions with gospel singer and preacher Alfred Karnes. Four of the recordings survive today, "Darling Cora", "Pretty Polly", "Oh Molly Dear" and "Cold Penitentiary Blues". He never recorded again. Shelton…

Pretty Polly
B.F. Shelton
Mississippi/Change Records2013
Pretty Polly
B.F. SheltonMississippi/Change Records2013