"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)
thanks to Alan Balfour and Juan Urbano López for additional info / scan
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