Pete Cassell

Pete Cassell

Born 27 August 1917 Cobb Country (Georga). Died 29 July 1954
Considering the quality of Pete Cassell’s music, he could have been among the top names in country music had not certain circumstances conspired against him. As it was, he was an extremely popular radio artist, with an impressive reputation at WSB Atlanta and WWVA Wheeling from the late 1930s to the late 40s. Blind since infancy, he died at the early age of 37, leaving a small but powerful group of recordings that he made for Decca, Mercury, and the Majestic labels. His vocal style—which influenced several other country artists including Eddy Arnold—could be described as achingly soulful, but that doesn’t do full justice to a man who definitely had a way with a poignant song.


Pete Cassell Discography Tracks


JM-6023 Pete Cassell The Legend Of Pete Cassell(LP, Album, Mono) Hilltop JM-6023 US 1965 Sell This Version
JS-6023 Pete Cassell The Legend Of Pete Cassell(LP, Album) Hilltop JS-6023 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6006 Pete Cassell (The Blind Minstrel)* The Last Letter / Where The Old Red River Flows(Shellac, 10") Majestic 6006 US 1947 Sell This Version


OHS-336 Pete Cassell "Blind Minstrel" Volume One(LP, Comp) Old Homestead Records OHS-336 US Unknown Sell This Version