Wesley Wilson

Wesley Shellie Wilson (October 1, 1893 – October 10, 1958), often credited as Kid Wilson, was an American blues and jazz singer and songwriter. His stagecraft and performances with his wife and musical partner, Coot Grant, were popular with African-American audiences in the 1910s, 1920s and early 1930s.

His stage names included Kid Wilson, Jenkins, Socks, and Sox (or Socks) Wilson. His musical excursions included participation in the duo of Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie. His recordings include the songs "Blue Monday on Sugar Hill" and "Rasslin' till the Wagon Comes".

Birth and Death Data: Born October 1, 1893 (Jacksonville), Died October 10, 1958 (Cape May Court House)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, piano, lyricist, songwriter

Notes: Also listed as Kid Wilson, Kid Wesley Wilson, Kid Socks Wilson, and Sox Wilson. Married to Leola B. Wilson (also known as Coot Grant).

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-060437 10-in. 1/21/1941 Do you call that a buddy Larry Clinton Orchestra ; Butch Stone Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W147074 10-in. 9/27/1928 Rasslin' till the wagon comes Kid and Coot Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano vocalist, composer  
Columbia W147075 10-in. 9/27/1928 Key hole blues Kid and Coot Female-male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with piano composer, vocalist  
Columbia W148824 10-in. 7/18/1929 Can you do that to me Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W148825 10-in. 7/18/1929 Get your mind out of the gutter Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W148977 10-in. 9/5/1929 The gin done done it Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W148978 10-in. 9/5/1929 Do it right Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W149026 10-in. 9/19/1929 Get on out of here Liza Brown ; Ann Johnson Female vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149027 10-in. 9/19/1929 Let's get it straight Liza Brown ; Ann Johnson Female vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149091 10-in. 10/3/1929 Old age is creeping up on you Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W149092 10-in. 10/3/1929 Our family doctor Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, lyricist, vocalist  
Columbia W149104 10-in. 10/7/1929 My friend John Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Columbia W149105 10-in. 10/7/1929 On our turpentine farm Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, vocalist  
Columbia W149146 10-in. Mid-late Oct. 1929 I knows you Liza Brown ; Ann Johnson Female vocal duet ("blues singers") composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149147 10-in. Mid-late Oct. 1929 Don't take 'em fo' yo' friend Liza Brown ; Ann Johnson Female vocal duet ("blues singers") composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149797 10-in. 1/22/1930 He's a good meat cutter Issie Ringgold Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer  
Columbia W149798 10-in. 1/22/1930 Be on your merry way Issie Ringgold Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with cornet and piano composer  
Columbia W150593 10-in. 6/16/1930 You rascal you Socks Wilson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W150594 10-in. 6/16/1930 Dem socks dat my pappy wore Socks Wilson Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia W150848 10-in. 10/1/1930 In Kentucky Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, vocalist  
Columbia W150849 10-in. 10/1/1930 Just one more time Pigmeat Pete and Catjuice Charlie Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, vocalist  
Columbia W151294 10-in. 2/10/1931 Deceiving man blues Coot Grant Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151295 10-in. 2/10/1931 Get off with me Coot Grant Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with fiddle (violin), guitar, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W151296 10-in. 2/10/1931 Hard times Pigmeat Pete Male vocal solo and male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar composer, vocalist, lyricist  
Columbia W151297 10-in. 2/10/1931 I'll take it now Pigmeat Pete Male vocal solo and male vocal duet ("blues singers"), with guitar composer, vocalist, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 60 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, Wesley," accessed November 29, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107225.

Wilson, Wesley. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107225.

"Wilson, Wesley." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 29 November 2022.

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