Robert "Fud" Shaw

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  August 9, 1907    Stafford, TX

Date of Death:  May 16, 1985    Austin, TX

Place of Burial:  Capital Memorial Gardens

                         14619 IH-35 North (exit 247)

                         Pflugerville, TX

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Fountain of Life, 127 D, #2


Texas Barrelhouse Piano, Arhoolie (1010)

The Ma Grinder, Arhoolie (CD 377)

The 1971 Party Tape, Document Records (DOCD-1014)

Giant Of Texas Country Blues Piano, Wolf (CD 120.629)

Boogie Woogie Riot, Arhoolie/Ace (CDCHD 526)

Blues At Kerrville, Silverwolf (SWC 1016) 


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Performance and interview with pianist and Texas barrelhouse blues legend Robert Shaw. First appeared on KLRN-TV in 1977.

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