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Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Blind Joe Taggart and the Gospel Industry : post

This fascinating article (by Goldminemag.com’s Mike Greenblatt) on a rare Blind Joe Taggart gospel record probes the use of “blind” in promoting gospel music in the 1920s. Taggart’s wildly rare “14th Street Blues” recording was released under... more.

April 29, 2013

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Neurologists Examine Perfect Pitch Among Blind Musicians : post

Doctors from the Neurology department of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center explore the the phenomenon of perfect pitch in blind musicians in this article from NeuroReport Magazine . Turns out, the perception that blind musicians have some... more.

April 22, 2013

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FLORA MOLTON ARCHIVE : post

Flora Molton , the blind preacher and guitarist we featured in Heavenly Sight, is in the spotlight today as we share not only this remarkable archival photo but also an exhaustive documentation of her discography on this... more.

April 16, 2013

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National Library Service Offers Blind Musicians Braille Sheet Music : post

The Library of Congress is one of the great repositories of recorded knowledge, culture, and artistry. One of its many departments, the National Library Service For The Blind And Physically Handicapped , offers visually impaired musicians over 30,000... more.

April 13, 2013

Henry Butler on Call and Response : music

April 1, 2013

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The Inner Vision Orchestra Performs Gospel & Soul Alongside Ragas and Classical Music : post

A globe-spanning collection of 14 blind or partially sighted musicians, the Inner Vision Orchestra is a flurry of activity. Not only do they develop a body of new works and perform jazz, world music, classical music, soul, and gospel,... more.

April 1, 2013