One Room Country Shack

Mercy Dee Walton

One Room Country Shack
  • CAT # SPCD-7036-2

    1. One Room Country Shack 3:00
    2. My Woman Knows The Score 2:06
    3. Misery Blues 3:05
    4. The Great Mistake 2:58
    5. Save Me Some 2:14
    6. Strugglin' With The Blues 2:55
    7. Lonesome Cabin Blues 2:57
    8. Rent Man Blues 2:21
    9. Fall Guy 2:45
    10. The Drifter 2:21
    11. Hear Me Shout 2:20
    12. Love Is A Mystery 1:49
    13. Winter Blues 2:41
    14. Pauline 1:30
    15. Get To Gettin' 2:21
    16. Dark Muddy Bottom 2:52
    17. Whatcha Gonna Do 2:18
    18. My Woman And The Devil 2:27
    19. Big Minded Daddy 1:51
    20. Perfect Health 1:17
    21. Problem Child 2:26
    22. Pull 'em And Pop 'em 1:08
    23. 8th Wonder Of The World 1:41
    24. Rock And Roll Fever 1:15

California blues had its primary root in Texas. Yet whereas most Texas-bred West Coast bluesmen adapted their music to the new urban environment, singer-pianist Mercy Dee Walton (1915-1962) remained close to his rural origins throughout a career that concentrated on entertaining migrant laborers in juke joints up and down California’s Central Valley. This collection of his recordings for Specialty Records, including his 1952 classic, “One Room Country Shack” (later covered by Mose Allison), and a remake of his 1949 hit, “Lonesome Cabin Blues,” captures the down-home essence of Walton’s sound. Of the 24 selections, 18 make their appearance for the first time.

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Mercy Dee Walton (1915-1962) enjoyed two major R&B hits--1949’s “Lonesome Cabin Blues” and 1953’s “One Room… More