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Blind Blake - Blues Singer, guitarist (1890 - 1933) Early finger pickin’ guitarist Blind Blake remains a mystery man of the blues. We know he was born Arthur Phelps, in Jacksonville, FL circa 1890-something and died sometime in 1933. He disappeared from the blues scene in Chicago, 1932, where he was considered the undisputed ‘King of the String,’ and had recorded over eighty solo sides for Paramount. Being Blind, Blake earned his living in the early years, most likely playing for change on street corners, or for dances and fish fries. He headed for Chicago in the early 1920s, signing a contract with Paramount in 1926

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Archive Of Jazz Vol. 27 (Blind Blake Blues In Chicago)

Label: Past Perfect Silver Line
Released: 1970

Blues In Chicago

Label: Past Perfect Silver Line
Released: 1967

Blind Blake Blues In Chicago

Label: Past Perfect Silver Line
Released: 0


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