Ashton Savoy

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  October 29, 1928    Sunset, LA

Date of Death:  May 15, 2009    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Paradise North Cemetery

                         10401 W. Montgomery Rd.

                         Houston, TX 77088

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown

Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price (l) and Ashton Savoy (r). Courtesy of the Houston Blues Museum.

Rooster Strut, Ashton Savoy


In Person - The Louisiana Blues With The Fabulous Weldon 'Juke Boy' Bonner, Storyville (616 005)

Bluesscene USA: The Louisiana Blues, Storyville (SLP  177)

Goin' Down To Louisiana - The Goldband Records Downhome Blues Anthology, Ace Records (CDCHD 821)

Bayou Rhythm And Blues Shuffle Vol. 2, Charly Records (GCL-119)

Natural Born Man - Blues Obscurities Volume 9, Blues Obscurities (BOV 9)


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Broven, John. South to Louisiana: The Music of the Cajun Bayous. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 1983 (3rd printing, 1992).

Dansby, Andrew. “Local blues musician Ashton Savoy dies at 80,” Houston Chronicle, Thursday, May 21, 2009. Accessed July 5, 2017.

Evans, David (Ed.). Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Govenar, Alan. Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

Herzhaft, Gérard. Encyclopedia of the Blues (Second Edition). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.

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     July 19, 2017.

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Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

_______ and James Fraher. Texas Zydeco. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006.

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