Doctor Clayton

Doctor Clayton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Doctor Clayton (April 19, 1898 - January 7, 1947) was an American blues singer and songwriter. Peter Joe Clayton was born in Georgia, though he later claimed he had been born in Africa, and moved to St. Louis as a child with his family. He had four children and worked in a factory in St. Louis, where he started his career as a singer (he could also play piano and ukelele, though he never did so on record). Clayton recorded six sides for Bluebird Records in 1935, but only two were ever issued. Clayton's entire family died in a house fire in 1937; following this Clayton became an alcoholic and began wearing outsized hats and glasses. Moving to Chicago with Robert Lockwood, he received attention from Decca Records but ultimately returned to Bluebird, recording with them again in 1941-42. He also recorded for Okeh Records at this time.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134973114
  • 9786134973113