Roosevelt T. "Grey Ghost" Williams
Date of Birth: December 3, 1903 Bastrop, TX
Date of Death: July 17, 1996 Austin, TX
Place of Burial: Cremated
Grey Ghost, Catfish Records (CTF-1001)
Grey Ghost, Spindletop (SPT-1002)
Texas Piano Professors, Catfish Records (CTF-1002)
Catfish, Carp & Diamonds: 35 Years of Texas Blues, Catfish Records (CTF-1004)
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Memorial marker at Long
Center for the Performing Arts, Austin