Floyd Davis "Pete" Mayes

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  March 21, 1938    Double Bayou, TX

Date of Death:  December 12, 2008    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston National Cemetery

                         10410 Veterans Memorial

                         Houston, TX 77038


Has Marker:  Yes


Grave Location:  Section R1, Site R331

                          29° 55' 43" N / 95° 27' 7" W


Moving Out / Crazy Woman, Ovide Records (245)

Peace / Low Down Feeling, Ovide Records (257)

Crazy Woman / My Life, Ovide Records (002)

I'm Ready, Double Trouble Records (TX 3013)

For Pete's Sake, Antone's Records (10040)

Live at Double Bayou Dance Hall, GoldRhyme Music Publishing & Recording (SG 602)

Joe Hughes Featuring Pete Mayes, Texas Guitar Master, Double Trouble Records (TX 3012)

Houston Shuffle: Texas R&B 1955-1966, Krazy Kat KK 7425)


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Dansby, Andrew. “Texas blues legend Pete Mayes dies,” Houston Chronicle, Monday, December 17, 2008.

http://www.chron.com/entertainment/music/article/Texas-blues-legend-Pete-Mayes-dies-1755477.php. Accessed July 5, 2017.

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2000. http://www.houstonpress.com/music/benefit-for-pete-mayes-and-hamp-simmons-6563815. Accessed June 11, 2017.

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