Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1936)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Nearly nothing is known about Casey Bill Weldon, a fine blues performer who recorded 100 titles under his own name. He is believed to have recorded with the Memphis Jug Band in 1927 (when he led his first sessions) and then nothing was heard from him until 1935, when he re-emerged as a steel guitarist and vocalist, recording for Vocalion and Bluebird. Three CDs from Document have all of Weldon's post-1934 recordings. The music ranges from lowdown blues to good-time romps with Weldon usually joined by Peetie Wheatstraw (whose vocal style influenced him) or Black Bob on piano and sometimes Bill Settles on bass. One four-song session is with a version of the Washboard Rhythm ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Nearly nothing is known about Casey Bill Weldon, a fine blues performer who recorded 100 titles under his own name. He is believed to have recorded with the Memphis Jug Band in 1927 (when he led his first sessions) and then nothing was heard from him until 1935, when he re-emerged as a steel guitarist and vocalist, recording for Vocalion and Bluebird. Three CDs from Document have all of Weldon's post-1934 recordings. The music ranges from lowdown blues to good-time romps with Weldon usually joined by Peetie Wheatstraw (whose vocal style influenced him) or Black Bob on piano and sometimes Bill Settles on bass. One four-song session is with a version of the Washboard Rhythm Kings that has clarinetist Arnett Nelson, Tampa Red on kazoo and/or guitar, and Washboard Sam on washboard, in addition to Weldon. Among the 25 numbers on this CD are "What's the Matter With My Milk Cow," "My Stove Won't Work," "Howlin' Dog Blues," "Somebody Changed the Lock on That Door," and "Let Me Be Your Butcher." Blues collectors will want to explore Casey Bill Weldon's music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/1994
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298521726
  • Catalog Number: 5217
  • Sales rank: 250,704

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 As the Clock Struck Four (3:06)
  2. 2 Doctor's Blues (2:58)
  3. 3 Race Horse Filly Blues (2:57)
  4. 4 What's the Matter With My Cow? (3:02)
  5. 5 My Stove Won't Work (2:56)
  6. 6 Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door (3:22)
  7. 7 Long-Eared Mule (3:24)
  8. 8 Somebody's Been Talking to You (3:25)
  9. 9 Howlin' Dog Blues (2:59)
  10. 10 Your Wagon's Worn Out Now (2:54)
  11. 11 Please Come on Down to My House (3:10)
  12. 12 Brown Skin Mama (2:49)
  13. 13 Street Walkin' Blues (2:58)
  14. 14 Arlena (2:46)
  15. 15 Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door (3:22)
  16. 16 W.P.A. Blues (3:17)
  17. 17 Flood Water Blues (3:13)
  18. 18 Flood Water Blues (3:14)
  19. 19 Flood Water Blues (3:15)
  20. 20 Let Me Be Your Butcher (3:14)
  21. 21 I Got a Letter This Morning (2:56)
  22. 22 I'm a Stranger in Your Town (3:38)
  23. 23 Has My Gal Been Here (2:35)
  24. 24 Blues Everywhere I Go (3:21)
  25. 25 Somebody's Got to Go (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Casey Bill Weldon Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Will Weldon Indexed Contributor
Peetie Wheatstraw Piano
Tampa Red Kazoo
Black Bob Hudson Piano
Arnett Nelson Clarinet
Washboard Sam Washboard
Bill Settles Bass
Washboard Rhythm Kings Group
Technical Credits
Lonnie Johnson Composer
Casey Bill Weldon Cover Photo
Johnny Parth Producer
Will Weldon Composer
Washboard Rhythm Kings Composer
Dave Moore Liner Notes
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