1927 to 1928
Clay, Kentucky, United States
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 was born in 1902 in Clay County, Kentucky and died in 1963.