Smith Casey

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Smith Casey recorded 11 tracks for the Library of Congress on April 16, 1939, at the Clemens State Farm in Brazoria, TX. He was listed on the Library of Congress checklist as Smith Cason, but when these…
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Smith Casey recorded 11 tracks for the Library of Congress on April 16, 1939, at the Clemens State Farm in Brazoria, TX. He was listed on the Library of Congress checklist as Smith Cason, but when these sides were issued, they were credited to Smith Casey, and that is the name by which he is known to most blues historians. His actual real name appears to have been Casey Smith. He included several Blind Lemon Jefferson songs in his repertoire, as well as a striking facsimile of one, "I Wouldn't Mind Dyin' if Dyin' Was All."