Mercy "Mercy Dee" Walton

Vocals, piano

Place of Birth:  August 30, 1915    Waco, TX

Place of Death:  December 2, 1962    Murphys, CA

Place of Burial:  Stockton Rural Cemetery

                         2350 Cemetery Lane

                         Stockton, CA 95204

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Block 27, Plot 927



Evil And Hanky / Travelin Alone Blues, Spire (102)

Homely Baby / Empty Life, Imperial (5104)

One Room Country Shack / My Woman Knows The Score, Specialty (SP-458)

Anything In This World / Please Understand, Bayou Records (003)

Crepe On Your Door / Happy Bachelor, Bayou Records (013)

Rent Man Blues / Fall Guy, Specialty (SP-466)

​Dark Muddy Bottom / Get To Getting, Specialty (SP-481-45)

Come Back Maybellene / True Love, Flair Records (45x1077)

Lady Luck / Betty Jean, Arhoolie Records (45-501)

Pity And A Shame, Original Blues Classics (OBCD 552-2)

Mercy Dee, Arhoolie Records (F 1007)

Troublesome MindArhoolie Records ‎ (CD 369)

One Room Country Shack, Ace (CDCHD 475)

Danger Zone (1949-55), RST Records (RST 1581-2)


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