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Tag Archives: Ragtime

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Blind Blake : musicians

One of the greatest blues guitarists of all-time, Blake seems to have been the primary developer of “finger-style” ragtime on the guitar, the six-string equivalent to playing ragtime on the piano.We still don’t know anything verifiable about Blake which... more.

February 21, 2013

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Blind Willie McTell : musicians

Willie Samuel McTell was one of the blues’ greatest guitarists, and also one of the finest singers ever to work in blues. A major figure with a local following in Atlanta from the 1920s onward, he recorded dozens of... more.

February 21, 2013

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Reverend Gary Davis : musicians

Davis was partially blind at birth, and lost what little sight he had before he was an adult. He was self-taught on the guitar, beginning at age six, and by the time he was in his 20s he had... more.

February 20, 2013

Blind Blake II : music

February 7, 2013

Blind Blake I : music

February 7, 2013