We Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town

"We Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" is a country blues song recorded September 3, 1936 by Casey Bill Weldon (voice and guitar).[1][2]

The song has been covered by many other musicians, most often under the title "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town", and sometimes simply Outskirts of Town. All recordings seem to credit Weldon as songwriter, often as Weldon or as Will Weldon or as William Weldon. Some cover versions give credit also to Andy Razaf and/or to Roy Jacobs.


  • 1936  Casey Bill Weldon, Vocalion 3373
  • 1937  Washboard Sam, Bluebird
  • 1941  Louis Jordan and His Tympani 5, Decca 8593 [3]
  • 1942  Count Basie and His Orchestra, Columbia 36601 [4]
  • 1942  Big Bill and his Chicago Five, Columbia 37196 [5]
  • 1942  Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, Decca 18324 [6]
  • 1955  Jack Montrose, on the album Arranged/Played/Composed by Jack Montrose
  • 1956  Johnnie Ray
  • 1960  Mel Tormé, on the album I Dig the Duke! I Dig the Count!
  • 1961  Ray Charles, ABC-Paramount Records single which reached #84 on the Billboard Hot 100
    • Ray Charles' recording was played during the end credits of the 2006 "Johnny Cakes" episode of U.S. TV series The Sopranos
  • 1961  The Everly Brothers, single, included on the 1965 album Rock'n Soul
  • 1962  Lou Rawls, on the album Stormy Monday
  • 1964  Rod Stewart, B-side of his Decca single "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"
  • 1967  Jimmy Witherspoon, on the album The Blues Is Now
  • 1968  Albert King, on the live album Thursday Night in San Francisco
  • 1968  The Big Band Sound of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis featuring Miss Ruth Brown
  • 1970  The Allman Brothers Band, live recording, included on Fillmore East, February 1970 and other albums
  • 1972  Muddy Waters, on the album The London Muddy Waters Sessions
  • 1983  Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, on the live album In Session
  • 1992 – Bob Brozman, on the album A Truckload of Blues
  • 1999  B. B. King, on the album Let the Good Times Roll
  • 2000  Willie Nelson and Keb' Mo', on the album Milk Cow Blues
  • 2001  Chico Hamilton, on the album Foreststorn feat. John Popper
  • 2008  David Sanborn, on the album Here and Gone
  • 2016  Scott Tipping, on the album The Leland Bluebird Sessions, SkyClub Records, http://waterloosunsetrecords.com/sky-club-records/


  1. "Vocalion 3000-3500 (1935-1937)". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  2. "Casey Bill Weldon". wirz.de. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  3. "Decca 8500 series Numerical Listing". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  4. "COLUMBIA (Microphone label, USA) 36500 to 37000 Numerical Listing". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  5. "COLUMBIA (Microphone label, USA) 37000 to 37500 Numerical Listing". 78discography.com. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  6. Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town at Discogs
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