Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blind Blake

Blind Blake was an influential blues singer and guitarist.
He is often called "The King Of Ragtime Guitar".He was one of the most accomplished guitarists of this genre with a diverse range of material.

Little is known about his life.Nothing is definitely known of his death and even his name is not certain. According to many sources, his real name was Arthur Phelps.
His complex and intricate finger picking has inspired Reverend Gary Davis, Jorma Kaukonen, Ry Cooder, and many others.

For your enjoyment;

Police Dog Blues (1929)

That'll Never Happen No More (1927)

West Coast Blues (1926)

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