One of Pete Welding's first discoveries was a most unusual bluesman. Doug Quattlebaum was a Softee Ice Cream Truck man when Welding recorded him in Philadelphia in 1961. Some of those sessions were released on the Prestige/Bluesville label in 1965 (Softee Man Blues), and several more tracks are released now for the first time on this record.

Quattlebaum combined blues, soul, and gospel influences, somewhat in the Ray Charles style, to come up with an ethereal sound. This obscure-but-gifted singer deserves to be heard, and we are lucky to have this part of the Welding legacy finally available, 36 years after it was originally recorded.

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