Geeshie Wiley

Geeshie Wiley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Geeshie Wiley (sometimes rendered as Geechie Wiley) was a female United States blues singer and guitar player. She recorded three records in the early 1930s. There are no known photographs or images of the artist in existence. Ishman Bracey (whose testimony may not be reliable) stated Wiley hailed from Natchez, Mississippi, and was romantically linked to Papa Charlie McCoy. In the 1920s it is thought that she worked in a medicine show in Jackson, Mississippi. Some evidence suggests that following his divorce from Memphis Minnie, Wiley may have married Casey Bill Weldon. In March 1930, Wiley recorded "Last Kind Word Blues" and "Skinny Leg Blues" for Paramount Records in Grafton, Wisconsin. Elvie Thomas provided guitar accompaniment. Thomas herself also recorded two songs at the time; "Motherless Child Blues" and "Over to My House," with Wiley playing guitar and supplying vocal harmonies. In March 1931 Wiley and Thomas returned to Grafton and recorded "Pick Poor Robin Clean" and "Eagles on a Half."
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613497367X
  • 9786134973670