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Rev. Gary Davis

In his best of life, that is to state the past due ’20s, the Reverend Gary Davis was among the two most renowned practitioners from the East Coast school of ragtime guitar; 35 years afterwards, despite 2 decades spent playing over the roads of Harlem in NY, he was still …

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Mississippi John Hurt

No blues singer ever presented a far more gentle, genial picture than Mississippi John Harm. A guitarist with an extraordinarily lyrical and sophisticated fingerpicking design, he also sang using a friendliness unique in neuro-scientific blues, as well as the gospel impact in his music provided it a depth and reflective …

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Memphis Jug Band

Among the definitive jug rings from the ’20s and early ’30s, this seminal group was made up of Can Shade, Can Weldon, Hattie Hart, Charlie Polk, Walter Horton, among others, in a variety of configurations. Guitarist/harpist Will Color shaped the Memphis Jug Music group within the Beale Road portion of …

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Rev. Edward Clayborn

Rev. Edward W. Clayborn (he’s often shown as simply Edward Clayborn, using the surname occasionally spelled Clayburn or Claeburn) billed himself as “your guitar Evangelist,” and even he was, performing some sort of blues gospel not really unlike the task from the better known Blind Willie Johnson. An excellent guitarist …

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Nellie Florence

Nellie Florence can be an obscure name from the ’20s vintage blues recording picture; in that she gets plenty of organization, but what offers made her stick out a minimum of somewhat from the masses may be the accompanist on both songs she were able to record in 1929, non-e …

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Memphis Minnie

Tracking down the best woman blues guitar hero can be problematic because woman blues singers seldom documented as guitarists and woman guitarists (such as for example Rosetta Tharpe and Sister O.M. Terrell) had been seldom documented playing blues. Excluding modern performers, the most known exception to the design was Memphis …

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Pink Anderson

A good-natured finger-picking guitarist, Anderson played for approximately 30 years within a medicine present. He do make several edges for Columbia in the past due ’20s with Simmie Dooley, but usually didn’t record until a 1950 program, the results which had been issued on the Riverside LP that also included …

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Noah Lewis

An integral figure within the Memphis jug music group circuit from the 1920s, singer and harpist Noah Lewis was created on Sept 3 of either 1890 or 1895 (based on sources) in Henning, Tennessee. Upon relocating to Memphis, he teamed with Gus Cannon, getting an essential element of Cannon’s Jug …

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Jesse Fuller

Built with a group full of tools operated by differing of his anatomy, Bay Region legend Jesse Fuller was a folk music favorite within the ’50s and ’60s. His infectious tempo and gentle appeal graced outdated folk music, spirituals, and blues as well. One of is own innovations was a …

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Pete Harris

Almost nothing is well known about the life span of Texas guitarist and singer Pete Harris. Seriously affected by Blind Lemon Jefferson, Harris documented 13 paths (including two requires of “Jack port o’ Gemstones”) in Richmond, TX, through the month of May 1934. One of the slashes was a music …

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