Tag Archives: Piano

Overlook Hardcover

Blind Tom : musicians

Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (May 25, 1849 – June 14, 1908) was an African American autistic savant and musical prodigy on thepiano. He had numerous original compositions published and had a lengthy and largely successful performing career throughout the... more.

February 21, 2013

Herwin Recordings

Arizona Dranes : musicians

“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’... more.

February 21, 2013

Sony Music

Valerie Capers : musicians

Although her 1995 Columbia recording Come on Home was released in a Legendary Pioneers of Jazz series, Valerie Capers is much too obscure and under-recorded to be a legend, and not old enough to be a pioneer. She picked... more.

February 21, 2013

Blue Bossa – Valerie Capers : music

January 11, 2013

Blood Count – Valerie Capers : music

January 11, 2013

Arrival – Valerie Capers : music

January 11, 2013

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The Women of Blind Gospel : post

When we think of the tradition of itinerant blind black musicians, names like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Willie McTell or Blind Willie Johnson tend to come up quickly. Blind women in that tradition — harder to name. But there were... more.

February 23, 2012