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Blind Blake Vol. 1 (1926 - 1927)

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Dying Blues
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Ashley St. Blues
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Early Morning Blues (2668)
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West Coast Blues
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Early Morning Blues (3057-1)
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Too Tight
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Blake's Worried Blues
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Come On Boys Let's Do That Messin' Around (Take 2)
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Tampa Bound
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Skeedle Loo Doo Blues (Take 1)
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Skeedle Loo Doo Blues (Take 2)
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Stonewall Street Blues
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State Street Men Blues
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Down The Country
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Black Biting Bee Blues
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Wilson Dam
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Buck-Town Blues
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Black Dog Blues
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One Time Blues
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Bad Feeling Blues
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Dry Bone Shuffle (Take 3)
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That Will Never Happen No More
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Brownskin Mama Blues (Take 2)
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Hard Road Blues
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Hey Hey Daddy Blues
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Sea Board Stomp
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Total Tracks: 26   Total Length: 74:47

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John Morthland has been writing about music since the days of electronically rechanneled stereo and duophonic sound. His name has darkened the mastheads of Roll...more »

04.22.11
Blind Blake, Blind Blake Vol. 1 (1926 - 1927)
2005 | Label: Document Records / The Orchard

Probably born and raised in Florida, this fingerpicking ragtime guitarist dazzled with his very first record, "West Coast Blues," cut in Chicago in 1926, and became a prolific and popular solo bluesman (and in-demand sessions guitarist for a wide range of artists). Few others could be as gritty and as happy-go-lucky. His breathtaking technique on the likes of "Skeedle Loo Doo Blues" was shaped mainly by ragtime pianists whose licks he translated to guitar, and… read more »

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Great tunes even though the sound quality on some is a little lacking. Blind Blake can fingerpick like no one else.