Goree Carter

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth: December 31, 1931    Houston, TX

Date of Death: December 27, 1990  Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston National Cemetery

                          10410 Veterans Memorial Drive

                          Houston, TX 77038

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section J, Site 731 / 29° 55' 40" N  95° 27' 8" W


Let's Rock / Everybody's Love Crazy, Sittin' In With (556)

Tell Me Is There Still A Chance / I've Got News For You, Coral (65058)

Jumpin’ At Jeff’s / True Love Is Hard To Find, Sittin' In With (572)

She's Just Old Fashioned / Is It True, Freedom Recording Co. ‎(F1518)

What A Friend Will Do / She's My Best Bet, Freedom Recording Co. ‎(1522)

Serenade / Come On Let's Boogie, Freedom Recording Co. ‎(1536)

Joe Turner And Orchestra ‎– Jumpin' At The Jubilee / Lonely WorldFreedom Recording Co. ‎(F1546)

Goree Carter & His Hepcats ‎

Rock Awhile / Back Home Blues, Freedom Recording Co. ‎(1506)

I'll Send You / How Can You Love Me, Freedom Recording Co. ‎(1511)

Hoy - Hoy / I Just Thought of YouFreedom Recording Co. ‎(1516)

Rock Awhile, Blues Boy Records (306)

The Complete Recordings, Volume 1 (1949-1951), Blue Moon (BMCD 6027)

Goree Carter / Lester Williams - The Complete Recordings 1950-1954 Volume 2 / The Remaining Lester Williams 1949-1956, Blue Moon

     (BMCD 6036)

Boogie Uproar: Texas Blues And R&B 1947-1954, JSP Records (JSP7758)


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