Doctor
Clayton

Peter Joe Cleighton
b. April 19, 1898 in Georgia
d. January 7, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

discography
D O C T O R   C L A Y T O N; from front cover of Blues & Rhythm 24 (1986)
source: front cover of Blues & Rhythm 24 (1986)
This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Doctor Clayton 78 rpm / 45 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes

10 inch 78 rpm
11930Jesse Clayton

- Station House Blues (C-6080- )
- Neckbone Blues (C-6081- )

rec. September 9, 1930 in Chicago; Jesse Clayton, voc; unknown, p; unknown, g

Vocalion 1598
21935Joe Pullum / Peter J. Clayton

Joe Pullum
- Joe Louis Is The Man (94491-1) *

Peter J. Clayton
- Peter's Blues (91415-1) #

# rec. July 27, 1935 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Beatrice 'Toots' Willis, p
* rec. August 13, 1935 in San Antonio, Tx.; Joe Pullum, voc: Andy Boy, p

Bluebird B6071
31935Milton 'Pinetop' Sparks / Peter J. Clayton

Milton Sparks
- Grinder Blues (91447-1)

Peter J. Clayton
- Yo Yo Jive [No. 2] (91416-1) #

# rec. July 27, 1935 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Beatrice 'Toots' Willis, p
* rec. July 28, 1935 in Chicago; Milton Sparks, voc; Aaron Sparks, p; Henry Townsend, g

Bluebird B6096
   

- Naptown Blues (91409-1)
- If You Don't Give Me What I Want (91410-1)
- Yo Yo Jive (91413-1)
- Working Man's Moan (91414-1)

rec. July 27, 1935 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Beatrice 'Toots' Willis, p
Bluebird unissued
41941PETER CLEIGHTON

- '41 Blues (C-39898-1)
- Love Is Gone (C-3902-1)

rec. July 1, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb

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OKeh 06375
51941PETER CLEIGHTON

- Slick Man Blues (C-3894-1) #
- Confessin' The Blues (C-3972-1) *

# rec. July 1, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
* rec. August 19, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
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OKeh 06398
61941PETER CLEIGHTON

- False Love Blues (C-3895-1) #
- Streamline Love (C-3973-1) *

# rec. July 1, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
* rec. August 19, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
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OKeh 06464

# = Conqueror 9947

71941PETER CLEIGHTON

- Roaming Gambler (C-3893-1) #
- Something Going On Wrong (C-3896-1)

rec. July 1, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
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OKeh 06514

# = Conqueror 9947

81941PETER CLEIGHTON

- Roaming Gambler [OKeh 06464]
- False Love Blues [OKeh 06514]


Conqueror 9947
91941PETER CLEIGHTON

- Confessin' The Blues (C-3972-1) *
- Back Door Man Blues (C-3900-1) #

# rec. July 1, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
* rec. August 19, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
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Conqueror 9948
   

- Black Snake Blues (C-3897-1)#
- Moonshine Man Blues (C-3899-1) *
- Jitterbug Swing (C-3901-1)

rec. July 1, 1941 in Chicago; Peter Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Robert Lockwood, g; unknown, sb
Columbia unissued

# = RST BD 2062 (1989)

* = RST BD 2102

101941Doctor Clayton

- Doctor Clayton Blues (070402-1)
- Gotta Find My Baby (070405-1)

rec. November 11, 1941 in Chicago; Doctor Clayton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B8901
111941Doctor Clayton

- Watch Out Mama (070403-1)
- Cheating And Lying Blues (070404-1)

rec. November 11, 1941 in Chicago; Doctor Clayton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Alfred Elkins, imb

Bluebird B8938
121942Doctor Clayton

- Honey Stealin' Blues (074166-1) #
- On The Killin' Floor (074168-1)

rec. March 27, 1942 in Chicago; Doctor Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Alfred Elkins, imb; Ransom Knowling, bb
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Bluebird 34-0702

# = Groove G5006

131942Doctor Clayton

- Pearl Harbor Blues (074170-1)
- My Own Blues (074167-1)

rec. March 27, 1942 in Chicago; Doctor Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Alfred Elkins, imb; Ransom Knowling, bb
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Bluebird B9003
141942Doctor Clayton

- Ain't No Business We Can Do (074171-1)
- Moonshine Woman Blues (074169-1)

rec. March 27, 1942 in Chicago; Doctor Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Alfred Elkins, imb; Ransom Knowling, bb
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Bluebird B9021
151942Dr. Clayton

- On The Killin' Floor
- My Own Blues

- Pearl Harbor Blues
12 inch 78 rpm



Victory Disc VDisc 82
16194?

Doctor Clayton
- Watch Out, Mama
Lil Green
- What Have I Done? (044976-1)

Eddie Condon's Jazz Band with Hot Lips Page
- Uncle Sam Blues
12 inch 78 rpm

Victory Disc VDisc 191
   

- Root Doctor Blues (D6AB 1834)
- Midnight Rambler (D6AB 1835)
- Angels In Harlem (D6AB 1836)
- Chain Eagle Blues (D6AB 1837)

rec. February 22, 1946 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Leonard Caston, p; Ollie Crawford, g; Alfred Elkins, b
unissued
171946Dr. Clayton

- I Need My Baby (D6VB 1921)
- Hold That Train, Conductor (D6VB 1926) #

rec. August 7, 1946 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b
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Victor 20-1995

# = Groove G5006

181946Dr. Clayton

- Angels In Harlem (D6VB 1923)
- Ain't Gonna Drink No More (D6VB 1922)

rec. August 7, 1946 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b
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Victor 20-2153
191946Dr. Clayton

- Copper Colored Mama (D6VB 1925)
- Root Doctor Blues (D6VB 1924)

rec. August 7, 1946 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b
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Victor 20-2323
20194?Doctor Clayton

- Doctor Clayton Blues (070402-1)
- Gotta Find My Baby (070405-1)

rec. November 11, 1941 in Chicago; Doctor Clayton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Alfred Elkins, imb
Bluebird B8901

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Victor 20-2799


45 rpm / EP / LP / CD compilations
211956Dr. Clayton

- Honey Stealin' Blues #
- Hold That Train, Conductor *

# rec. March 27, 1942 in Chicago; Doctor Cleighton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Alfred Elkins, imb; Ransome Knowling, bb
* rec. August 7, 1946 in Chicago; Peter J. Clayton, voc; Blind John Davis, p; Willie Lacey, g; Ransom Knowling, b

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Groove 4G-5006
221964Doctor Clayton

- Angels In Harlem
- On The Killin' Floor

- Cheating And Lying
- Watch Out Mama
EP
notes by Michael Vernon
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RCA RCX 7177 (RCA
Victor Race Series Vol. 6)
231969Chicago Sessions Vol. 1 (1937-41)

Louisiana Johnny
- Cherry Hill Blues
- Razor Cuttin' Man
Charlie Spand
- Soon This Morning No. 2
- Gone Mother Blues
Alfred Fields
- Money Green
- Mighty Blue
- Spongy Baby
- Step Pepper Stepper

Frank Edwards
- Sweet Man Blues
- Three Women Blues

Peter Cleighton
- Roaming Gambler
- Slick Man Blues
- Something Going On Wrong
- Confessin' The Blues
Perry Weston
- Border Blues
- Night Time Is The Right Time




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Kokomo K-1005

Kokomo discography

241970Doctor Clayton And His Buddy: Pearl Harbour Blues [sic]

Doctor Clayton
- My Own Blues
- Moonshine Women Blues
- Pearl Harbor Blues [sic]
- Ain't No Business We Can Do
- I Need My Baby
- Ain't Gonna Drink No More
- Root Doctor Blues
- Copper Colored Mama

Doctor Clayton's Buddy (Albert Luandrew) [Sunnyland Slim]
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke And Hungry
- Illinois Central
- Nappy Head Woman
- Across The Hall Blues
- Walking With The Blues
- Sweet Lucy Blues
- No Whiskey Blues
notes by Neil Slaven
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RCA INT 1176 (UK)
251975Bluebird Blues

Sleepy John Estes
- Poor John Blues
- Little Laura Blues
- When The Saints Go Marching In
Son Bonds
- A Hard Pill To Swallow
Blind Willie McTell
- Searching The Desert For The Blues
- Mr. McTell Got The Blues

Big Joe Williams
- Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
- Wild Cow Blues
Tommy McClennan
- Bottle It Up And Go
- Brown Skin Girl
- Bluebird Blues
Clifford Gibson
- She Rolls It Slow


Sonny Boy Williamson
- Down South
- Moonshine
- Elevator Woman
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band
- Gonna Hit The Highway
Big Maceo
- Texas Blues
- Detroit Jump

Arthur "Big Boy"Crudup
- That's All Right
- Mean Old Frisco
- Rock Me Mama

Doctor Clayton
- Copper Colored Mama
Doctor Clayton's Buddy
- Nappy Head Woman
- Walking With The Blues


2 LP set





RCA RVC RA-9054/55
(Jp 1975)
25a1981Vintage Blues

Big Maceo
- Kid Man Blues

Dr. Clayton
- Cheating And Lying Blues
Arthur Crudup
- Who's Been Fooling You
- The War Is Over
Jazz Gillum
- Whiskey Headed Buddies
Lonnie Johnson
- Some Day Baby
- My Love Is Down
Piano Red
- Sober
St. Louis Jimmy
- My Story Blues
Arbee Stidham
- My Heart Belongs To You

Sunnyland Slim
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke & Hungry
Roosevelt Sykes
- Bobby Sox Blues
- Her Little Machine
Tampa Red
- Give Me Mine Now
- Better Leave My Gal Alone
Big Joe Williams
- Drop Down Blues
- Wanita [actually plays "Somebody's Been Borrowing"]
Sonny Boy Williamson
- We Got To Win
- Sonny Boy's Jump


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RCA INTS 5099
= RCA NL 43607
261982Big City Blues

Bumble Bee Slim
- Burned Down Mill
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Good Morning, School Girl
Rosetta Howard
- Let Your Linen Hang Low
Curtis Jones
- Gold Digger Blues

Doctor Clayton
- On The Killin' Floor
Jazz Gillum
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Peg Leg Howell
- Sadie Lee Blues
Texas Alexander
- Sabine River Blues

Martha Copeland
- Stole My Man Blues
Cousin Joe
- Bad Luck Blues
Walter Davis
- I Did Everything I Could
Lonnie Johnson
- Mr. Johnson Swing
Peetie Wheatstraw
- Chicago Mill Blues
St. Louis Jimmy
- Going Down Slow
Jim Jackson
- My Monday Woman Blues
Leroy Carr
- Six Cold Feet In The Ground



Albatros VPA 8473

= Albatros: VC 5021 (cassette)

Albatros discography

271982Okeh Chicago Blues

- Good Doing Daddy - Big Boy Edwards (unissued master)
- Hollywood Stomp - Victoria Spivey & Her Chicago Four
- Blues And Trouble - Curtis Jones (unissued performance)
- Brownskin Woman Swing - Roosevelt Scott
- Miss Ora Lee Blues - Peter Chatman & His Washboard Band
- Born For Bad Luck - Brownie Mcghee
- Weed Head Woman - Champion Jack Dupree

- 15 Cents A Day - Roosevelt Sykes (The Honey Dripper)
- Crawlin' King Snake - Tony Hollins

- Confessin' The Blues - Peter Cleighton
- I Am Sailin' - Memphis Minnie
- Just Had To Holler - Little Son Joe
- I Can't Write - Big Bill & His Rhythm Band
- Bad Whiskey Blues - The Yas Yas Girl (Merline Johnson)


- Tennessee Woman Blues - Johnny Shines (unissued)
- Delta Pine Blues - Johnny Shines (unissued)
- Ride, Ride Mama - Johnny Shines (unissued)
- Evil-Hearted Woman Blues - Johnny Shines (unissued)
rec. Chicago, Feb 24, 1946; Johnny Shines, voc, g; prob. Big Bill Broonzy, g;
- Jitterbug Blues - Muddy Waters (unissued)
- Hard Day Blues - Muddy Waters (unissued)
- Burying Ground Blues - Muddy Waters (unissued)
Muddy Waters (Vocal, Guitar), James Clarke (Piano), Probably Baby-face Leroy Foster (Guitar), Chicago, September 27, 1946)

Big Joe Williams
- P Vine Blues
- Bad And Weak Hearted Blues
- King Biscuit Stomp
- I'm A Highway Man
- Banta Rooster Blues (unissued)
- Mean Step Father Blues (unissued)
- House Lady Blues
- Don't You Leave Me Here (Big Joe Williams (Vcl, Guitar), Sonny Boy Williamson (Harmonica), Ransom Knowling (Bass), Judge Lawrence Riley (Drums), Chicago, December 18, 1947)

compiled and edited by Michael Brooks & Jim Fishel

2 LP set
notes by Jim O'Neal
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Epic EG 37318/37319

= Epic EPC 22123 (UK)

281987Doctor Clayton: Gotta Find My Baby

- Doctor Clayton Blues
- Watch Out Mama
- Cheating And Lying Blues
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Honey Stealin' Blues
- My Own Blues
- On The Killin' Floor
- Moonshine Women Blues

- Pearl Harbor Blues
- Ain't No Business We Can Do
- I Need My Baby
- Ain't Gonna Drink No More
- Angels In Harlem
- Root Doctor Blues
- Copper Colored Mama
- Hold That Train, Conductor
notes by Terry Ohmer
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Bluetime BT-2005
291989Doctor Clayton And His Buddy (1935 - 1947)

Peter J. Clayton
- Peter's Blues
- Yo Yo Jive
- Roaming Gambler
- Slick Man Blues
- False Love Blues
- Something Going On Wrong
- Black Snake Blues
- '41 Blues
- Love Is Gone
- Confessin' The Blues
- Streamline Love

Sunnyland Slim ( as Doctor Clayton's Buddy)
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke And Hungry
- Illinois Central
- Nappy Head Woman
- Across The Hall
- Walking With The Blues
- Sweet Lucy Blues
- No Whiskey Blues
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Blues Documents BD-2062


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= Story of the Blues
CD 3539 (1993)

301990Blues Bands In Chicago (1934-1941)

John Oscar
- You Can't Last Long Like That
- Got To Be Worried Now
- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
- Something's Wrong
- Swing My Rhythm
Blue Scott And His Blue Boys
- Rubbin' Rubbin'
- Rubbin' Rubbin' tk 2
- At The Bottom
Leonard Scott
- She's Got Something Good
- You Done Tore Your Playhouse Down

Jimmy Strange
- Yas Yas Yas
- Yas Yas Yas No. 2
Chicago Five
- I Ain't Gonna Do It
- I'm A Gamblin' Man
Bob Robinson Trio
- Crying For Love
- Heart-Breaking Blues
Jimmy McLain
- Tailor Made Blues
- Keep Your Fly Trap Closed

Peter Clayton
- Moonshine Man Blues
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RST Blues Documents
BD-2102 (Austria 1990)
311994Doctor Clayton: Complete Recorded Works (1935-1942)

- Peter's Blues
- Yo Yo Jive
- Roaming Gambler
- Slick Man Blues
- False Love Blues
- Something Going On Wrong
- Black Snake Blues
- '41 Blues
- Moonshine Man Blues
- Back Door Man Blues
- Jitterbug Swing
- Love Is Gone
- Confessin' The Blues
- Streaming Love
- Doctor Clayton Blues
- Watch Out Mama
- Cheating And Lying Blues
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Honey Stealin' Blues
- My Own Blues
- On The Killin' Floor
- Moonshine Woman Blues
- Pearl Harbor Blues
- Ain't No Business We Can Do
notes by David M. Frost
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Document DOCD 5179

www.document-records.com

321994Doctor Clayton & His Buddies:
Complete Recordings 1946 & 1947


Doctor Clayton
- I Need My Baby
- Ain't Gonna Drink No More
- Angels In Harlem
- Root Doctor Blues
- Copper Colored Mama
- Hold That Train Conductor
Doctor Clayton's Buddy (Sunnyland Slim)
- Farewell Little Girl
- Broke And Hungry
- Illinois Central
- Nappy Head Woman
- Across The Hall Blues
- Walking With The Blues
- Sweet Lucy Blues
- No Whiskey Blues
Willie "Longtime" Smith
- No Special Rider Here
- My Buddy Doctor Clayton
- Due Respects To You
- I Love You Baby Boogie
- Dirty Deal Boogie
- Flying Cloud Boogie
- Devilment on my mind
- Homeless blues

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Old Tramp OTCD 05 (NL)
331996Uncle Sam Blues

- Army Blues - Bukka White
- G.I. Blues - Lightnin' Slim
- Red's Dream - Louisiana Red
- Vietnam Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- Stormy Desert - Cooper Terry
- Overseas Blues - Memphis Willie Borum
- Uncle Sam Don't Take My Man - Snooky Pryor
- Back To Korea Blues - Sunnyland Slim
- Vietcong Blues - Junior Wells
- Million Lonesome Women - Brownie McGhee

- '41 Blues - Dr. Clayton
- Pearl Harbor Blues - Dr. Clayton
- Give Me A 32-30 - Arthur Big Boy Crudup
- Win The War Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson
- The Army Blues - David Edwards<
- Atomic Bomb Blues - Homer Harris
- So Cold In Vietnam - Johnny Shines
- Sad News From Korea - Lightnin' Hopkins



Blues Encore CD 52043
342002Doctor Clayton: Angels In Harlem

- Peter's Blues
- Yo You Jive
- Slick Man Blues
- Black Snake Blues
- '41 Blues
- Back Door Man Blues
- Jitterbug Swing
- Love Is Gone
- Confessin' the Blues
- Doctor Clayton Blues
- Watch Out Mama
- Cheating And Lying Blues
- Gotta Find My Baby
- Honey Stealin' Blues
- Pearl Harbor Blues
- Ain't No Business We Can Do
- I Need My Baby
- Ain't Gonna Drink No More
- Angels In Harlem
- Root Doctor Blues
- Copper Colored Mama
- Hold That Train Conductor
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P-Vine PCD-5774 (Jp)


Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- Chris Smith: "I'm a first class root doctor".- Part 1: Talking Blues 5 (1977), p. 2-7; Part 2: Talking Blues 6 (1977), p. 8-14; Afterword: Talking Blues 7 (1977), p. 13-16
- Tony Burke: "Ain't gonna drink no more" The Story of Doctor Clayton / Doctor Clayton discography.- Blues & Rhythm 24 (1986), p. 4-6
- Robert M.W. Dixon, John Godrich & Howard W. Rye: Blues & Gospel Records 1890 - 1943, 4th ed. 1997, p. 163-164
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, p. 95
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, p. 258
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/label/bluetime/bluetime.htm
- http://www.ne.jp/asahi/ko-1/crossroads/blues/c/clayton.htm
- http://home.no.net/bluesman/Hjemmeside/dc.htm
- http://www.blues.ru/BlackCat/dc.htm
- http://www.umkc.edu/lib/spec-col/ww2/PearlHarbor/popular-songs.htm

source of left column picture: front cover of Bluetime BT-2005

thanks to Alan Balfour and Jim O'Neal for additional info / scans

 

Chris Smith: "I'm a first class root doctor".-
Part 1: Talking Blues 5 (1977), p. 2-7; Part 2: Talking Blues 6 (1977), p. 8-14; Afterword: Talking Blues 7 (1977), p. 13-16
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Tony Burke: "Ain't gonna drink no more" The Story of Doctor Clayton / Doctor Clayton discography.-
Blues & Rhythm 24 (1986), p. 4-6
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The articles above are 'published' here for private research only. While of historical interest, they may contain factual errors only revealed by later research. Be advised that more recent reference works should be consulted regarding factual points such as spelling of names, dates of birth, dates of recordings.

 

Doctor Clayton bio at Bad Dog Blues

source: cover of Talking Blues 5 (1977)
source: cover of  Talking Blues 5 (1977)
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