Friday, August 8

Mercy Dee Walton

"Mose Allison certainly recognized the uncommon brilliance of pianist Mercy Dee Walton. The young, jazz-based Allison faithfully covered Walton's downtrodden 'One Room Country Shack' in 1957, four years after Walton had waxed the original for Los Angeles-based Specialty Records (his original was a huge R&B smash). Walton was a Texas émigré, like so many other postwar California R&B pioneers, who had played piano around Waco from the age of 13 before hitting the coast in 1938."
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Illustrated Mercy Dee Walton discography
YouTube: Lonesome cabin blues, Romp and stomp blues, Red Light, One Room Country Shack, Baba-Du-Lay Fever, Mercy Dee Walton & Lady Fox - Big Minded Daddy, Come Back Maybellene, Bird Brain Baby, Stubborn Woman, Oh Oh Please, MERCY DEE WALTON & THELMA "LADY FOX" WALTON - RENT MAN BLUES, My Woman Knows the Score