Grey GhostRoosevelt Thomas Williams (aka Roosevelt "Son" Putney)b. December 7, 1901 in Bastrop, Bastrop County, Texas
"His habit of appearing, as if from nowhere, to play an engagement and then disappearing just as suddenly, eventually earned Williams the permanent nickname 'Grey Ghost'."source: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwibeThe mayor of Austin declared December 7, 1987 "Grey Ghost Day," and a year later, voters of The Austin Chronicle's Music Poll voted Williams into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.
The mayor of Austin declared December 7, 1987 "Grey Ghost Day," and a year later, voters of The Austin Chronicle's Music Poll voted Williams into the Texas Music Hall of Fame.
notes by Tary Owens and Julie Howell Catfish CTF-1001 (LP and cassette)
Catfish Records (US) discography
cover, inner sleeve & insert notes by Tary Owens Catfish CTF-1002 (1st ed. 1988) "Grey Ghost, Erbie Bowser, Dr. Hepcat"
cover, inner sleeve & insert notes by Tary Owens = Catfish CTF-1002 (2nd ed. 1990, LP) "Dr. Hepcat, Grey Ghost, Erbie Bowser"
= Catfish CTF-1002 (2nd ed. 1990, cassette) "Dr. Hepcat, Grey Ghost, Erbie Bowser"
notes by Bill Bentley Spindletop SPT-1002 (CD and cassette)
KUT CD-03 (KUT 90.5 FM Austin broadcast service)
notes by Tary Owens Catfish CTF-1004 (US 1999)
Catfish Records (US)discography
thanks to Alan Balfour and Juan Urbano López for additional info / scan
Grey Ghost, Austin, Texas, 1989source: www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/...photographer: Michael O'Brian
The "Texas Piano Professors"(l to r) Lavada Durst (Dr. Hepcat), Roosevelt T. Williams (the Grey Ghost), and Erbie Bowserat Mollberg & Assoc. Piano Restoration, Austin, TX, ca. early 1990s; source: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwibephotographer: Clayton T. Shorkey, Texas Music Museum
Tary Owens & Grey Ghostsource: internetphotographer unknown - yet (most likely Clayton T. Shorkey)
Roosevelt T. Williams (the Grey Ghost) with his dog Mikesource: http://www.yellowdog.nl/blues/grey-ghost/photographer: Clayton T. Shorkey(a slightly cropped version of this photo has been used on the back cover of Catfish LP CTF-1001)
Grey Ghostsource: http://deepsouthernsoul.blogspot.de/2012/11/grey-ghost.htmlphotographer unknown - yet
Grey Ghost signature (source: eBay auction item)
December 7 Blues Birthday: Grey Ghost
The Grey Ghost at http://www.semicirclemystery.blogspot.com/
Grey Ghostsource: Front cover of Spindletop SPT 1002photographer: Wyatt M'Spaddea