Cheating And Lying Blues

Doctor Clayton

Blues author

This record was made by Doctor Peter Clayton in Chicago on November 11, 1941 accompanied by Blind John Davis (piano), and Alfred Elkins (imitation bass).

Among the songs he wrote was “Cheating and Lying Blues”, frequently covered by other blues artists. His other compositions includes “Pearl Harbor Blues”, written after the Pearl Harbor bombing of 1941; and “Moonshine Woman Blues” the following year, which became a chart hit for B. B. King under the name “The Woman I Love” in 1968. He recorded again in 1946, along with original tunes “Hold That Train, Conductor” and “I Need My Baby” which were also both covered by King. Most of his later recordings featured Blind John Davis on piano. He was a regional sales success and played regularly in Chicago nightclubs with Robert Jr. Lockwood and Sunnyland Slim.

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