|Birth name||Albert Wesley Wilson|
|Also known as||Buster Wilson|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Albert Wesley "Buster" Wilson (1897 - October 23, 1949) was an American jazz pianist.
Buster Wilson was born in Atlanta but grew up in Los Angeles. He was the replacement for Lil Hardin in King Oliver's band in 1921 during its engagement at the Wayside Park. In 1922 he played with Dink Johnson's Five Hounds of Jazz, then with the Charlie Lawrence-led Sunnyland Jazz Orchestra from 1923 to 1926. Following this he played with Mutt Carey (1927), Jimmie Noone, Curtis Mosby, Paul Howard, Lionel Hampton (1935), and Les Hite. He played with Jelly Roll Morton in 1941 for rehearsals.
In 1944 Wilson became a member of a traditional New Orleans band that was a leader of the West Coast revival, put together for the CBS Radio series The Orson Welles Almanac. The all-star band also included Mutt Carey, Ed Garland, Jimmie Noone (succeeded by Barney Bigard), Kid Ory, Bud Scott and Zutty Singleton. Renamed Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band, the group then made a significant series of recordings on the Crescent Records label.
Record label American Music released a collection of his recordings from 1947-49 in 1996.
- "Radio Almanac". RadioGOLDINdex. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Orson Welles Almanac—Part 1". Internet Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "Orson Welles Almanac—Part 2". Internet Archive. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- Ertegun, Nesuhi. Liner notes for Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band, Good Time Jazz Records L-10 and L-11, 1953; also used for Tailgate! Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band, Good Time Jazz Records L-12022, 1957.
- 1944 Orson Welles Broadcasts at The Kid Ory Archive
- 1945 Jade Palace at The Kid Ory Archive
- Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band: 1944–1945 The Legendary Crescent Recording Sessions at AllMusic (Scott Yanow)