Robert "Bob" Geddins

Songwriter, Label owner, Producer, Musician

Date of Birth:  February 6, 1913    Highbank, TX

Date of Death:  February 16, 1991    Oakland, CA

Place of Burial:  Evergreen Cemetery

                          6450 Camden St.
                          Oakland, California, 94605

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Garden of Prayer

The Cavaliers featured Lafayette Thomas and Jimmy Wilson. The group was only put together by Geddins.


Geddins And Son's (sic) / Roland Mitchel And Band, Space Moon / Irma Special, Jumping Records (JU50001)

Bob & Sylvia Geddins, Fire It Up (Part A) / Fire It Up (Part B), Royce Records (1000)

The Geddins Family, The Thing (Pt. 1) / The Thing (Pt. 2), Royce Records (F-114)

Ray Agee with Bobby Geddins Band, You Hit Me Where It Hurts / Tin Pan Alley, Veltone Records (109)

Bob Geddins' Cavaliers, Nobody's Business If I Do / I'm Just A Stranger Here, Gilt-Edge (GE-5022)

The Bob Geddins Blues Legacy, JSP Records (JSP 77122)


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