Leonard Caston

Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston (June 2, 1917 – August 22, 1987) was an American blues pianist and guitarist. He is best noted for the tracks "Blues at Midnight" and "I'm Gonna Walk Your Log".

Birth and Death Data: Born June 2, 1917 (Sumrall), Died August 22, 1987 (Minneapolis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1947

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

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-049463 10-in. 11/15/1940 Minute and hours blues Five Breezes Male vocal quintet, with guitar and cano composer  
Victor D6AB-1816 10-in. 2/18/1946 Reckless rider blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D6AB-1817 10-in. 2/18/1946 Fast woman blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D6AB-1818 10-in. 2/18/1946 All in all blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D6AB-1819 10-in. 2/18/1946 Keep on sailing Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D6AB-1820 10-in. 2/18/1946 Look on yonder wall Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D6AB-1821 10-in. 2/18/1946 Long razor blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D6AB-1823 10-in. 2/18/1946 Tonight Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D6AB-1838 10-in. 2/22/1946 Drifting Memphis Jimmy Male vocal solo, with guitar, piano, and string bass instrumentalist, piano  
Victor D7VB-0304 10-in. 2/5/1947 Things ain't like they use to be Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar and traps instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0305 10-in. 2/5/1947 Oh! Me! Oh! My! Blues Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar and traps instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0306 10-in. 2/5/1947 Just one more time Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar and traps instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0307 10-in. 2/5/1947 It's been so long Walter Davis Male vocal solo, with piano, guitar and traps instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0308 10-in. 2/5/1947 Bobby sox blues Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0309 10-in. 2/5/1947 Kilroy is in town Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0310 10-in. 2/5/1947 BVD blues Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0311 10-in. 2/5/1947 I'm her honey dripper Original Honeydrippers ; Roosevelt Sykes Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0312 10-in. 2/12/1947 Farewell night life John Sellers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0313 10-in. 2/12/1947 Let me be your sidetrack John Sellers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0314 10-in. 2/12/1947 Mama, what you gonna do John Sellers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0315 10-in. 2/12/1947 Play around with my head John Sellers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 93000 10-in. 6/4/1940 She got something there-2 Gene Gilmore instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93001 10-in. 6/4/1940 The Natchez fire Gene Gilmore instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93002 10-in. 6/4/1940 I'm gonna walk your log Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 93003 10-in. 6/4/1940 The death of Walter Barnes Leonard Caston vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Caston, Leonard," accessed July 1, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201691.

Caston, Leonard. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 1, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201691.

"Caston, Leonard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 1 July 2022.

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