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Mercy Dee Walton

Mose Allison certainly recognized the unusual brilliance of pianist Mercy Dee Walton. The youthful, jazz-based Allison faithfully protected Walton’s downtrodden “One Area Nation Shack” in 1957, four years after Walton acquired waxed the initial for Los Angeles-based Area of expertise Records (his first was an enormous R&B smash). Walton was …

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Mercy Dee

Along with his barrelhouse-style piano playing, deeply expressive vocals, and well-crafted lyrics, Mercy Dee (delivered Mercy Walton) produced his presence felt within the blues joints of California’s San Joaquin Valley through the 1950s. His most widely known melody, “One Room Nation Shack,” has truly gone on to turn into a …

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