Monday, January 10, 2000
Clarksdale's unofficial ambassador of the Blues, singer and guitar player, Wade Walton died at the age of 76 in St. Louis, MO.
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Sunday, July 8, 1990

Wade Walton on razor stropping accompanied by Big Jack Johnson on guitar, recorded "Close Shave Boogie" in Clarksdale, MS. The song appears on Rooster LP Clarksdale, Mississippi: Coahoma The Blues together with Walton's two other songs: "What's Wrong With You?" and "Leaving 4th Street".

Friday, November 6, 1981
At his first recording session for Michael Hortig in Clarksdale, MS, Wade Walton on guitar and vocals cut his version of "Catfish Blues" as well as unreleased "Untitled Blues", "Dust My Broom", and "Rock Me Mama".
Saturday, November 7, 1981
At his second session for Michael Hortig in Clarksdale, MS, Wade Walton recorded Wolf unreleased nine songs on vocals, guitar and harmonica.
Wednesday, August 9, 1978
On the first day of sessions, Gianni Marcucci recorded Wade Walton performing "The Little Red Rooster" on vocals and guitar in Clarksdale, MS.
Thursday, August 10, 1978
On the second day of sessions, Wade Walton on razor stropping recorded "Razor Rhythm" for Gianni Marcucci in Clarksdale, MS.
Friday, July 15, 1977
American Blues harmonica player and singer, well known for playing on Maxwell Street Market in the 1960s Big John Wrencher died of a heart attack in Wade Walton's barber shop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, aged 54.
Sunday, July 17, 1960
Wade Walton's "Rooster Blues" was recorded at the "Big 6 Barbershop" of Clarksdale, MS by Chris A. Strachwitz with assistance from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oliver.
Sunday, July 24, 1960
In one week from previous session, Wade Walton (razor stropping) combined efforts with Robert Curtis Smith (guitar, speech) to record "Barbershop Rhythm" at the "Big 6 Barbershop" of Clarksdale, MS. Recording was made by Arhoolie's Chris Strachwitz with assistance from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oliver. Robert Curtis Smith, on his own, recorded "I Hope One Day My Luck Will Change".
Tuesday, January 26, 1954
At his second session for RCA Victor, Wade Walton recorded four unreleased songs: "Straight Little Woman", "Square's Blues", "Don't Go Around There", and "You Can Take It Or Leave It".
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