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Maybe Arthur "Blind" Blake did not live too long but it was certainly enough to prove the world that he was one of the blind geniuses the history of blues seems to be made of.
Born in Florida in 1893, he died at the age of 40 in controversial circumstances - booze? Car accident? - leaving a good number of recordings for Paramount that made him famous as "the king of ragtime guitar".
His astonishingly odd style made his riffs sound like a ragtime piano and his particular fingerpicking inspired many modern blues artists, Jorma Kaukonen among the best known.
This collection is one of those musts in your record collection, as no one will believe you are a blues conoisseur without it.

Dying Blues
Ashley St. Blues
West Coast Blues
Early Morning Blues
Too Tight
Blake's Worried Blues
Come On Boys Lets Do That Messin' Around
Tampa Bound
Skeedle Loo Doo Blues

Stonewall Street Blues
State Street Men Blues
Down The Country
Back Biting Bee Blues
Wilson Dam
Buck-Town Blues
Black Dog Blues
One Time Blues

BLIND BLAKE Back Biting Bee Blues

Artikelnummer: MKLP313
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