Chanteur Country US aveugle, né Peter Webster Cassell, le 27 Août 1917 à Cobb Country (Georgie). Pete Cassell est décédé le 29 juillet 1954.

A blind country minstrel content to perform on radio broadcasts rather than record his material, Pete Cassell impressed many listeners with his near-perfect pitch and self-taught musicianship. Born in Georgia on August 27, 1917, Cassell was blinded in his infancy, and received his education at special schools in Georgia. He specialized in law, but turned to performing after teaching himself to play guitar and sing.
He first appeared on radio in the late '30s for WSB-Atlanta, and spent the rest of his life in roughly yearlong stints for stations in Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Between the migrations, Cassell recorded sporadically for Decca, Mercury, and Majestic, from March 1941 to 1949. None of his sides became popular, though Cassell was a hit for nearly every station he performed with, including Wheeling, WV's talent-packed WWVA.
He died of coronary thrombosis in 1954. In 1993, Old Homestead released a collection entitled Pete Cassell, Blind Minstrel.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Old Time, Traditional Country

I'M WAITING FOR SHIPS THAT NEVER COME IN (1947)

TOO MANY PARTIES AND TOO MANY PALS (1947)

ST. LOUIS BLUES (1947)

WHERE THE OLD RED RIVER FLOWS (1949)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & single

04/1941 78 t. DECCA 5934 (US) Why Don't You Come Back To Me / I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome
05/1941 78 t. DECCA 5954 (US) Freight Train Blues / St Louis Blues
1943 78 t. DECCA 6077 (US) One Step More / I Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore
03/1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6006 (US) The Last Letter / Where The Old Red River Flows
1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6007 (US) Oh, How I Miss You / The Letter Edged In Black
10/1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6017 (US) I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In / Just A Message
1947 78 t. MAJESTIC 6019 (US) I Kissed You And Told You Goodbye / Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals
1947 78 t. DECCA 46084 (US) Freight Train Blues / St Louis Blues
1948 78 t. DECCA  46104 (US) I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / Why Don't You Come Back To Me
1948 78 t. MAJESTIC 6033 (US) If You Call That Gone, Goodbye / The Burning Of Winecoff Hotel
1948 78 t. MAJESTIC 6150 (US) Moss Covered Mill / It's A Lonely Trail
1948 78 t. MERCURY 6150 (US) Moss Covered Hill / It's A Lonely Trail
01/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6151 (US) The Last Letter / Where The Old Red River Flows
01/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6152 (US) Oh, How I Miss You / The Letter Edged In Black
02/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6168 (US) The Letter Edged In Black / Just A Message
04/1949 78 t. MERCURY 6186 (US) Memories That Live / It's Too Late To Say That You're Sorry
1949 78 t. CORAL 64010 (US) I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / Why Don't You Come Back To Me
1955 78 t. VARSITY 8044 (US) Oh, How I Miss You / The Letter Edged In Black
1955 SP VARSITY 45219 (US) Oh, How I Miss You / The Letter Edged In Black

Albums

1965 LP 12" HILLTOP JM-6023 (mono) / JS-6023 (stereo) (US) THE LEGEND OF PETE CASSELL - Recitation and Introduction / Too Many Parties / A Message To The One I Love / Letter Edged In Black / The Last Letter / Oh How I Miss You / Waiting For Ships That Never Come In / Where The Old Red River Flows / 'neath The West Virginia Sky
1993 LP 12" OLD HOMEASTEAD OHCS-336 (US) BLIND MINSTREL - VOLUME 1 - Where The Old Red River Flows / It's A Lonely Trail / The Moss Covered Hill / I Kissed You And Told You Goodbye / It's Too Late To Say You're Sorry / Oh How I Miss You / Waiting For The Ships That Never Come / Memories That Live / Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals / A Message To The One I Love / The Last Letter
199? CD OLD HOMEASTEAD OH-4336-CD (US) BLIND MINSTREL - Intro - Pa's Straight Razor / Where The Old Red River Flows / It's A Lonely Trail / The Moss Covered Hill / I Kissed You And Told You Goodbye / It's Too Late To Say You're Sorry / Oh How I Miss You / Waiting For The Ships That Never Come / Memories That Live / Too Many Parties And Too Many Pals / A Message To The One I Love / The Last Letter / Oh How I Miss You / St. Louis Blues / Freight Train Blues / I Can't Feel At Home / One Step More / Why Don't You Come Back To Me / I Know What It Means To Be Long Gone / Burning Of The Winecoff Hotel / When I Filled Up For Chaw / If You Call That Gone, Goodbye / Letter Edged In Black / Welcome As The Flowers In May / Lovesick Blues / Beautiful Texas

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