The Casuals (1) (Nashville, T.N.)
Buzz Cason (Vocalist)
Richard Williams (Vocalist / Pianist )
Chester Powers (Accordionist / Pianist)
Bill Smith (Drummer)
Johnny McCreery (Guitarist)
Joe Watkins (Saxophonist)
1957 - My Love Song For You / Help Me (Nu-Sound 801/Dot Records 15557)
1957 - Till You Come Back me / Hello Love (Dot Records 15671)
Buzz Cason sang in the youth choir at his local church, learning harmonies from his mother, Rosa, an alto.
Buzz Cason & Richard Williams
he indeed enjoyed performing on camera and met the musicians at the television station, soon forming a group they called, "The Casuals", generally recognized as Nashville's first rock-n-roll band.
Ball produced the band. Their first album, which contained Cason's first song, "My Love Song For You", co-written with Richard Williams, vocalist and keyboardist with the Casuals.
Richard Williams & Buzz Cason
The record came out first on Nu-Sound, Ball's label and was later picked up by Dot where the song made the local top ten. By 1957, The Casuals had become a touring act, replacing The Everly Brothers on a tour of 60 fair dates.
Later, legendary manager, Dub Albritton heard the group and by 1959, The Casuals had become the Casual Teens and toured as Brenda Lee's backup band.
In 1960, Band members included: Snuffy Smith, Billy Smith, Buzz Cason, Richard Williams, Wayne Moss, Joe Watkins.
My Love Song For You Till You Come Back
Help Me Hello Love
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