Saturday, December 5, 2015

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The Guitar of Blind Blake

Blind Blake was the premier ragtime blues guitarist of the 1920s. He extended the alternating bass style, that was popular at the turn of the century, to encompass the dance trends and more complex blues ideas that were emerging from the jazz bands of New Orleans and Chicago. His playing featured unique right hand thumb rolls that evoked the feel of the Charleston dance-step. Rev. Gary Davis greatly admired Blake's playing and used to remark that Blake had a "sportin' right-hand". Blind Blake influenced generations of country blues guitarists and was never equalled. Read More Here....

The Guitar of Blind Boy Fuller

Blind Boy Fuller recorded his unique brand of country blues from 1935 through 1940. His playing is chock-full of both wit and soulfulness. His guitar arrangements are strikingly original and make perfect use of the unique sound of the National steel guitar which he used on most of his recordings. He is best known for his classic Truckin' My Blues Away which has been performed and recorded by generations of blues and rock guitarists. Read more here...

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