LAWRENCE Papa Egg Shell CASEY
The unfortunately named Papa Egg Shell Casey was a relatively obscure St
Louis bluesman in the 1930's who recorded very little but these show him to
have been a very good singer and excellent guitar player. Sometimes also
known as Papa Slick Head, Casey gained his nickname as a result of his
premature baldness. The few recordings he made demonstrate his dexterity on
guitar using picked strings, backed by a strong, slightly nasal voice. His
song "Goin' Up the Country", which he wrote, survives as a very accessible
track and one of the best examples of takes on the 'Kansas City Blues'
theme. There is virtually no reliable biographical detail on him and no
references to him after the second world war.
Goin' Up The Country Part 1