Among the premier "Hawaiian" guitarists, Will "Casey Bill" Weldon
's voicings, fluidity, and tunings were creative and imaginative, as were his arrangements. He was married to Memphis Minnie
in the '20s, and they made some superb recordings together in the late '20s. Weldon
played in medicine shows before beginning his recording career in 1927 for Victor. There were later dates for Champion, Vocalion, and Bluebird. Weldon
recorded and played with the Memphis Jug Band
, Charlie Burse & the Picaninny Jug Band
, and the Brown Bombers of Swing. He moved to the West Coast in the '40s and purportedly recorded for several soundtracks. Weldon
moved to Detroit and left the music world in the '60s.