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

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

by Casey Bill Weldon
     
 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/1994
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298521726
catalogNumber:
5217
Rank:
149206

Tracks

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

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