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Smith Casey Shorty George (1939)

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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2009

I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes

There are no existing photos of Smith Casey. His name could have been Smith Cason, as the Library of Congress has him listed under that name on their checklist, even though the few titles that were issued on 78 RPM from his prison recording session has him labeled as Smith Casey. No one will ever know for certain what his real name was.

Smith Casey:Vocals and Guitar

Recorded in the dormitory of Clemens State Farm, Brazoria, Tx. April 16, 1939 by The Library of Congress.

Originally issued on the 1942 album set "Folk Music of the United States, Vol. 4:Afro-American Blues & Game Songs (Library of Congress 17-B-1) (78 RPM)

This recording taken from the CD "The Greatest In Country Blues Vol. 3 (1929-1956)"

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