Blind Blake

Biography

Arthur Blake (or possibly Phelps), c.1890s, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, d. c.1933. One of the very finest of pre-war blues guitarists, Blind Blake is nevertheless a very obscure figure. Almost nothing is known of his early years, but it is reputed that he moved around the east coast states of the USA, as various musicians have recalled meeting him in a number of different locations. It seems likely, however, that he settled in Chicago in the 20s, and it was there that he first recorded for... Read more

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blues
ragtime
delta blues
piedmont blues
guitar
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