Sylvester Weaver


Sylvester Weaver (July 25, 1896 or 1897 – April 4, 1960) was an American blues guitar player and a pioneer of country blues.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 25th, 1897 (Louisville), Died April 4th, 1960 (Louisville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, composer, songwriter, banjo-guitar, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 69 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 8582 10-in. 3/19/1924 Everybody's got the blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with banjo-guitar instrumentalist, banjo-guitar, songwriter  
OKeh 8583 10-in. 3/19/1924 My man blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with banjo-guitar instrumentalist, banjo-guitar, songwriter  
OKeh 8584 10-in. 3/19/1924 Pleading blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with banjo-guitar instrumentalist, banjo-guitar, songwriter  
OKeh 8585 10-in. 3/19/1924 Every woman needs a man Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
OKeh 8593 Not documented Mar. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 8594 Not documented Mar. 1924 [Unknown title(s)] Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 8595 10-in. Mar. 1924 Got to leave my home blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
OKeh 8596 10-in. Mar. 1924 Poor me blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with banjo-guitar instrumentalist, banjo-guitar, songwriter  
OKeh 9023 10-in. Mar. 1925 Can't find nobody to do like my old daddy do Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with banjo and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9024 10-in. Mar. 1925 I'm sorry blues Sara Martin ; Charles Washington ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with banjo and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9026 Not documented Mar. 1925 [Unknown title(s)] Instrumental Trio Instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9027 10-in. Mar. 1925 Steel string blues Instrumental Trio Instrumental trio composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9029 10-in. Mar. 1925 Strange lovin' blues Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh 9030 10-in. Mar. 1925 I can always tell when a man is treatin' me cool Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-71980 10-in. Oct. 1923 Longing for daddy blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-71981 10-in. Oct. 1923 I've got to go and leave my daddy behind Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-71986 10-in. 11/2/1923 Guitar blues Sylvester Weaver Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
OKeh S-71997 10-in. 11/2/1923 Guitar rag Sylvester Weaver Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
OKeh S-71998 10-in. 11/2/1923 Roamin' blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-71999 10-in. 11/2/1923 Good-bye blues Sara Martin ; Sylvester Weaver Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-72265 10-in. Jan. 1924 Jail house blues Virginia Liston Female vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
OKeh S-72582 10-in. May 1924 Weaver's blues Sylvester Weaver Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
OKeh S-72585 10-in. 5/29/1924 Smoketown strut Sylvester Weaver Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
OKeh S-72586 10-in. 5/29/1924 If I don't find my brown I won't be back at all Sara Martin Female vocal solo, with guitar (take A); with piano (take B) instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
OKeh S-72590 10-in. June 1924 Mixing them up in "C" Sylvester Weaver Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 69 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Weaver, Sylvester," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110648.

Weaver, Sylvester. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110648.

"Weaver, Sylvester." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110648

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