Mercy Dee Walton

One-Room-Country-Shack

One Room Country Shack

  • Release Date: 24 May 1993
  • SPCD-7036-2

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 b… MORE