Curley Weaver biography



Curley James Weaver (March 25, 1906 - September 20, 1962) was an American blues musician, also known as Slim Gordon. Early years He was born in Covington, Georgia Early career In 1925 Weaver moved to Atlanta, working as a laborer and playing on the streets and at various social events. In 1928, he first recorded with Columbia Records, later releasing records on several different record labels. Although he recorded on his own during the 1920s and 1930s, first in the style taught by his mother and later with the spreading Piedmont style, he was best known for duets with Blind Willie McTell - with whom he worked until the 1950s - as well as Barbecue Bob, Fred McMullen, and harmonica and guitar player Buddy Moss. Later years After World War II he recorded in New York and Atlanta both solo, and with McTell. in 1962, at the age of 56. Children His daughter Cora Mae Bryant (born May 1, 1926) continued in her father's tradition as a blues musician until her own death in late 2008.