Lester Williams

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  June 24, 1920    Groveton, TX

Date of Death:  June 24, 1990    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Houston National Cemetery

                            10410 Veterans Memorial

                            Houston, TX 77038

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Section J, Site 2184

                             29° 55’ 45” N. / 95° 27’ 10” W.


I'm So Happy I Could Jump And Shout / Wintertime Blues, Macy's Recordings (5000)

Mary Lou / Texas Town, Macy's Recordings (5009)

All I Need Is You / I Know That Chick, Macy's Recordings (5004)

McDonald's Daughter / Daddy Loves You, Imperial (X5402)

The Robbins / Lester Williams, If It's So Baby / I Can't Lose, Specialty (no #)

Texas Troubadour, Ace Records (CHD 202)

I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use, Specialty (SPCD-7037-2)

Boogie Uproar: Texas Blues And R&B 1947-1954, JSP Records (JSP 7758)


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