Papa Egg Shell
Posted in 1920s,Country Blues,Honey on 02.22.07

Lawrence Casey recorded two sides for Brunswick in 1929 under the unfortunate nickname “Papa Egg Shell” reportedly because of the shape of his head and not his fragile psyche. These tracks are country blues in its purest form. Casey is a superb guitar player with a voice that should have at least got him half a dozen sides. Unfortunately, that’s the story with many of the people posted here at Honey, but at least we can here the few songs they did record.

Papa Egg Shell – Whole Soul Blues (1929)


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By Rob Hutten on 02.22.07 4:18 pm

Wow, I’d never even heard of this guy. Must pick up those “Rare Country Blues” document sets.

Nice take on the “Going To Kansas City” theme…

By ragdog on 02.22.07 4:56 pm

Great stuff, as always. Very interesting bluesman.


By ped ant on 02.22.07 5:59 pm

great stuff, but it is “should have” not “should of”

By peter patnaik on 02.22.07 7:46 pm

i spelled superb wrong also.

By Ejler Svendsen on 02.24.07 9:49 am

love this site!
I have lost 3-4 recordings by King Salomon Hill by mistake. And I have just read “Chasin’…” – so now I need your help once more.
Please Peter

By Chrybdis on 02.24.07 4:33 pm

Similar tune to charlie pattons “Going to move to Alabama” great song :)

By Steve from Oz on 04.02.07 4:14 am

Papa Eggshell also recorded a guitar/piano duet with the immortal Henry Brown “Stomp It On Down To The Bricks” (actually I think I got this from you Peter!). I’m listening to this right now and thinking “shut up Eggshell and let Henry Brown play!”. This after Eggshell had banished the wonderful trombone player Ike Rodgers from the pianner stool …


By Dobbin on 04.04.07 6:22 pm

Great stuff indeed, but isn’t this title “I’M GOIN’ UP THE COUNTRY – PART I” (Part 2?) and not “Whole Soul Blues”

By gary samways on 10.24.07 11:05 am

Dem copacetic blues are the real deal

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