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West Coast Blues - Blind Blake

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West Coast Blues - Blind Blake


There were hundreds of 78 rpm records with dance calls released in the 1920s and 1930s; this clip from Blind Blake's "West Coast Blues" is one example. Other African Americans callers who appear on 78s are Sam Jones, who recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1924 (Billed as Stovepipe No. 1), Jim Baxter, an African American Cherokee guitar player from north Georgia, who was recorded in 1928, and Henry Thomas, an African American blues musician from east Texas, who recorded in 1927.

This is an excerpt; the full recording can be heard online.


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