|Birth name||Vergil Childers|
Blacksburg, South Carolina, United States
|Died||December 10, 1939 (aged 38)|
Shelby, North Carolina, United States
Childers was born in Blacksburg, South Carolina to parents Pick Childers and Sarah Smith, and resided there for the duration of his life. Childers recorded six songs for Bluebird Records in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1938. The recordings are a variety of blues songs, pop music of the time, and Tin Pan Alley tunes. Childers played in a ragtime style that is reminiscent of a swing band.
On December 10, 1939, Childers was shot and killed while trying to escape from a police officer in Shelby, North Carolina. Childers was buried in Shelby on December 13, 1939.
- "Preacher & the Bear"
- "Red River Blues"
- "Somebody Stole My Jane"
- "Travelin' Man"
- "Dago Blues"
- "Who's That Knockin' On My Door"
- Bob L. Eagle, Eric S. LeBlanc (May 1, 2013). "Blues: A Regional Experience". ABC-CLIO. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
- Benjamin Franklin V (May 1, 2013). "An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians". ABC-CLIO. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
- Steven Abrams. "Bluebird Records 78rpm Discography". Retrieved November 17, 2016.
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