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

SELECTED RECORDINGS

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)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

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.

http://www.chron.com/entertainment/music/article/Local-blues-musician-Ashton-Savoy-dies-at-80-1537282.php. 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.

Hess, Norbert. “Katie Webster,” Jefferson Blues Magazine, #64. http://www.jeffersonbluesmag.com/artiklar/849-webster-katie-64. Accessed

     July 19, 2017.

Leadbitter, Michael (Ed.). Nothin’ But the Blues. London: Hanover Books Ltd., 1971.

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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