Related music by Arizona Dranes
“Juanita” Arizona Dranes was born in Dallas, Texas around 1905. Born blind, Dranes is believed to have been of Mexican and African-American heritage, and was raised in the Church of God in Christ in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Dranes’ enthusiastic shouting and piano playing were so dynamic that they practically recommended themselves Arizona Dranes is credited by some experts to have invented the “barrelhouse,” ragtime-derived style of gospel accompaniment, and at this point in time there is no known evidence to the contrary.
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