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And which is it? Vinson or Vincson?
Quote from: andrew on February 06, 2008, 06:35:53 PMAnd which is it? Vinson or Vincson?Maybe Vincent? A census listing would be helpful.
A census listing would be helpful.
FWIW his "rediscovery" recordings made for Chris Albertson in 1961 have him as Walter Jacobs Vinson as do those a decade later for Rounder. The "Jacobs" was his mother's maiden name and his father was Walter Vinson too.
Unfortunately, a census listing almost certainly wouldn't be helpful. In the first part of the 20th century, the enumerator would go around with a sheet and write down the names of everyone counted. It seems like often the enumerators weren't especially literate and they didn't ask about spelling, so you find a lot of garbled or obviously misspelled names in those old censuses. Looking for my family in the 1920 census, I couldn't recognize them from the last name, and only realized who they were by the name of the people across the street!
To my ears "Can't Anybody Tell Me Blues" sounds like Vinson while "Black Widow Spider" sounds like a different singer.