Peetie Wheatstraw

William Bunch (December 21, 1902 – December 21, 1941), known as Peetie Wheatstraw, was an American musician, an influential figure among 1930s blues singers. The only known photograph of him shows him holding a National brand tricone resonator guitar, but he played the piano on most of his recordings.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 21, 1902 (Ripley), Died December 21, 1941 (St. Louis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano, composer, guitar

Notes: Credited as Pete Wheatstraw on his two Bluebird releases. Sometimes credited as "The Devil's Son-in-Law." Given name: William Bunch.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 203 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-67560 10-in. 9/28/1931 Devil's son-in-law Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-67561 10-in. 9/28/1931 Pete Wheatstraw Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-67566 10-in. 9/28/1931 Creeping blues Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-67567 10-in. 9/28/1931 Ice and snow blues Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer  
Victor BVE-67568 10-in. 9/28/1931 Greyhound blues Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67569 10-in. 9/28/1931 Workingman's blues Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67570 10-in. 9/28/1931 Santa Claus blues Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-67571 10-in. 9/28/1931 Bad breaks blues Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-074000 10-in. 1/30/1942 Got to go blues Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-074001 10-in. 1/30/1942 Come over and see me Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-074002 10-in. 1/30/1942 Sleeping by myself Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BS-074003 10-in. 1/30/1942 Bessie Lee blues Big Joe and his Rhythm Washboard band, with male vocal solo vocalist  
Brunswick VO141 10-in. 3/17/1931 Keep it clean #2 Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick VO142 10-in. 3/17/1931 Keep it clean #3 Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick VO143 10-in. 3/17/1931 You run and tell your daddy Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick VO144 10-in. 3/17/1931 Tight haired mama blues Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick VO145 10-in. 3/17/1931 Days of the week blues Charley Jordan Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick VO146 10-in. 3/17/1931 Six weeks old blues Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C6098 10-in. 9/13/1930 Tennessee peaches blues Neckbones ; Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal duet, with guitar and 2 pianos vocalist  
Brunswick C6099 10-in. 9/13/1930 Four o’clock in the morning Neckbones ; Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal duet, with guitar and 2 pianos vocalist  
Brunswick C6161 10-in. 9/19/1930 School days Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6162 10-in. 9/19/1930 So soon Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6402 10-in. 9/19/1930 Don’t feel welcome blues Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6403 10-in. 9/19/1930 Strange man blues Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Brunswick C6486 10-in. 11/4/1930 So long blues Peetie Wheatstraw Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 203 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wheatstraw, Peetie," accessed December 3, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105434.

Wheatstraw, Peetie. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105434.

"Wheatstraw, Peetie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 3 December 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105434

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