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Blind Blake

Other Names: Blind George Martin, Blind Arthur, Gorgeous Weed, Billy James
Birth Name: Arthur Phelps? Arthur Blake [on GEMA -Website he is registrated as Blind Arthur Blake]

* c 1890-95? Jacksonville, Florida?
late teens into 20s - moved to Georgia as youth, frequently worked as blind street musician in town through Georgia
into 20s - hoboed working as itinerant musician through Florida, Georgia and Ohio on streets, picnics, parties, suppers, fish fries
1921 - worked with Bill Williams singing for road gangs near Bristol TN
mid 20s - settled down in Chicago IL
through 20s - recorded as accompanist for Ma Rainey?, Charlie Jackson and others and solo for Paramount, Chicago IL
1929 - recorded for Paramount, Richmond IN
1929-32 - recorded for Paramount, Grafton WI
c1930-31 - toured with "Happy Go Lucky" show
poss. returned to Jacksonville area, Florida
c 1933? Florida?

Instruments: guitar, piano

Influenced: Big Bill Broonzy, Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, Buddy Moss, Josh White ...

Sources:
Wikipedia
Blues Who's Who
Jas Obrecht: The King Of Ragtime Guitar: Blind Blake & His Piano-Sounding Guitar
Samuel Charters: The Blues Makers. New York, 1991
Dixon, Robert M.W.: Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943

Songs (with date of recording):

Ain't Gonna Do That No More
1930.05.29? -- Grafton WI - L-440-2 Paramount 13016 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Ashley Street Blues
(Wesley Wilson)
1926.07.00? -- Chicago IL - 2656-2 Paramount 12392 - Leola B. Wilson (v), Blind Blake (g)

Baby Lou Blues (Blake, Davis)
1929.09.00? -- Grafton WI - L-23-3 - Paramount 12918 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Back Door Slam Blues
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20874-1 Paramount 12710 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Bad Feeling Blues (Charlie Blake)
1927.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 4443-1 Paramount 12497 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Beulah Land
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20574-2 Paramount 12663 - Daniel Brown (v), Blind Blake (g)
Black Dog Blues
1927.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 4362-1 Paramount 12464 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Black Biting Bee Blues
1926.11.00 -- Chicago IL - 4013-2 Paramount 12444 - Leola B. Wilson (v), Blind Blake (g)
Blake's Worried Blues (Blind Blake)
1926.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 3060-2 Paramount 12442 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Blind Arthur's Breakdown (Blind Charles Blake)
1929.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 21460-2 Paramount 12892 - Blind Arthur (g)
Blue Getaway
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15467-- Paramount unissued - Blind Blake (v,g), Aletha (poss. Aletha Dickerson) (p)
Bootleg Rum Dum Blues
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20566-1 Paramount 12695 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Brownskin Mama Blues (Jimmy Blythe)
1927.10.00 -- Chicago IL - 20106-1,-2 Paramount 12606 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Buck-Town Blues
1927.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 4359-1 Paramount 12464 - Blind Blake (v) With His Kazoo Band (poss. Dad Nelson (k))

C.C. Pill Blues
1928.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 20517-2 Paramount 12634 - Blind Blake (v,g), Johnny Dodds (cl), Jimmy Bertrand (woodblocks)
Champagne Charlie Is My Name
1932.06.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1475-2 Paramount 13137 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Cherry Hill Blues
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - L-353-2 Paramount 12978 - Chocolate Brown (Irene Scruggs) (v), Blind Blake (g)
Chump Man Blues (Davis, C. Blake)
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15461-- Paramount 12904 - Blind Blake (v,g), Charlie Spand (p)
Cold Hearted Mama Blues
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20884-1 Paramount 12710 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Cold Love Blues (Blake, Davis)
1929.09.00? -- Grafton WI - L-24-3 - Paramount 12918 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Come On Boys Let's Do That Messin' Around
1926.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 3061-1,-2 Paramount 12413 - Blind Blake (v,g)

Depression's Gone From Me Blues
1932.06.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1476-2 Paramount 13137 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Detroit Bound Blues (Blind Blake)
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20567-2 Paramount 12657 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Diddie Wa Diddie
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15459-,-A Paramount 12888 - Blind Blake (v,g)

Diddie Wa Diddie No. 2 (Davis, C. Blake)
1930.05.29? -- Grafton WI - L-437-2 Paramount 12994 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Dissatisfied Blues
1932.01.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1267-1,-2 - Paramount 13115 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Doggin' Me Mama Blues
1928.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 20517-2,-3 Paramount 12673 - Blind Blake (v,g), Jimmy Bertrand (v,x)
Doing A Stretch (Taylor, Blake)
1929.06.20 -- Richmond IN - 15249-A Paramount 12810 - Blind Blake (v,g), Alex (?) Robinson (p)
Down the Country
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 4012-2 Paramount 12444 - Leola B. Wilson (v), Blind Blake (g)
Dry Bone Shuffle
1927.04.13/14 -- Chicago IL - 4462-1,-3 Paramount unissued, 4462-2 Paramount 12479 - Blind Blake (v,g), prob. Cliff Moore (rattlebones)
Dying Blues (Wesley Wilson)
1926.07.00? -- Chicago IL - 2655-2 Paramount 12392 - Leola B. Wilson (v), Blind Blake (g)

Early Morning Blues
1926.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 2668-2 Paramount 12387 - Blind Blake (v,g)
1926.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 3057--,-1,-2 Paramount 12387 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Elzadie's Policy Blues (Elzadie Robinson)
1928.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 20529- Paramount unissued, 20534-3 Paramount 12635 - Elzadie Robinson (v), Blind Blake (g), Johnny Dodds (cl), Jimmy Bertrand (x)
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20583-1 Paramount unissued, 20534-3 Paramount 12635 - Elzadie Robinson (v), Blind Blake (g), Johnny Dodds (cl), prob. Jimmy Blythe (p)

Fancy Tricks
1931.05.00? -- Grafton WI - L-909-1 Paramount 13138 - Laura Rucker (v), Blind Blake (g)
Fan Foot Woman
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15465-- Paramount unissued - Blind Blake (v,g)
Fetch Your Water
1929.06.06 -- Richmond IN - 15155-A Paramount 12790 - Charlie Spand (v), Blind Blake (g)
Fightin' the Jug (Charles Blake)
1929.06.20 -- Richmond IN - 15250-- Paramount 12863 - Blind Blake (v,g), Alex (?) Robinson (p)

Georgia Bound (Palmer, C. Blake)
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15466-- Paramount 12824 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Goodbye Mama Moan
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20541-1 Paramount 12634 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Grievin' Hearted Blues (?)
1926.12.00? -- Chicago IL - 4020,-1-2 Paramount 12419 - Ma Rainey (v), poss. Leroy Pickett (vn), Blind Blake (g)
Guitar Chimes (Blind Blake)
1929.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 21459-2 Paramount 12892 - Blind Arthur (g)

Hard Pushing Papa (Charles Blake)
1930.05.29? -- Grafton WI - L-438-2 Paramount 12994 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Hard Road Blues (C. Blake, M Williams)
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20107-2 Paramount 12583 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Hastings Street (Hastings St. Boogy) (Charles Spand)
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15457-- Paramount 12863 - Blind Blake (v,g), Charlie Spand (p)

He's In the Jailhouse Now (Miller, Williams)
1927.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 20147-1 Paramount 12565 - Blind Blake (v,g), Gus Cannon (bj)
Hey Hey Daddy Blues
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20108-1 Paramount 12606 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Hometown Skiffle-Part I (Shake That Thing/Mixed Up Rag/A Blues)
1929.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 21453-2 Paramount 12886 - The Paramount All Stars (The Hokum Boys (Alex Hill? (v), Georgia Tom Dorsey? (p)...)/Will Ezell (sp,p)/Blind Blake (sp,g))
Hookworm Blues (Davis, Lamoore)
1929.06.20 -- Richmond IN - 15251-A Paramount 12794 - Blind Blake (v,g), Alex (?) Robinson (p)
Hot Potatoes (Blind Blake)
1928.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 20521-3 Paramount 12673 - Blind Blake (v,g), Johnny Dodds (cl), Jimmy Bertrand (v,woodblocks, slide whistle)
How I'm Feeling
1930.05.26? -- Grafton WI - Paramount prob. unissued - Chocolate Brown (Irene Scruggs) (v), Blind Blake (g)

Ice Man Blues (Davis, C. Blake)
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15462-- Paramount 12904 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Itching Heel
1930.05.26? -- Grafton WI - L-326-2,-3 Paramount 12944 - Chocolate Brown (Irene Scruggs) (v), Blind Blake (sp,g)
I Was Afraid Of That - Part 2
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15464-A Paramount 12882 - Hokum Boys (Blind Blake (v,g), Aletha (poss. Aletha Dickerson) (p)

Keep It Home
1929.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 21354-1,-2 Paramount 12964 - Blind Blake (v,g)

Lead Hearted Blues
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20560-2 Paramount 12655 - Bertha Henderson (v), Blind Blake (g)
Leavin' Gal Blues
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20558-1 Paramount 12697 - Bertha Henderson (v), Blind Blake (g)
Let Your Love Come Down
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20562-2 Paramount 12655 - Bertha Henderson (v), Blind Blake (p)
Little Low Mama Blues (Ma Rainey)
1926.12.00? -- Chicago IL - 4019-2 Paramount 12419 - Ma Rainey (v), poss. Leroy Pickett (vn), Blind Blake (g)
Lonesome Christmas Blues
1929.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 21420-1 Paramount 12867 - Blind Blake (v,g), poss. Tiny Parham or Aletha Dickerson (p)
Low Down Lovin Gal
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20887-5 Paramount 12695 - Blind Blake (v,g)

Messin' Around --> see: Come On Boys Let's Do That Messin' Around
Miss Emma Liza (Sweetness)
1932.01.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1272-1 - Paramount 13115 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Morning Hour Blues (Ma Rainey, Smith)
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 405- Paramount 12455 - Ma Rainey (v), prob Jimmy Blythe (p), Blind Blake (g)
Morning Hours Blues --> Morning Hour Blues

New Style Of Loving (Blind Blake)
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20873-2 Paramount 12767 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Night and Day Blues
1932.01.00? -- Grafton WI - Paramount 13123 - Blind Blake (v,g)
No Dough Blues (Blind Blake)
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20559-1 Paramount 12723 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Notoriety Woman Blues (Davis, Blake)
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20875-2 Paramount 12754 - Blind Blake (v,g)

One Time Blues (Blind Blake)
1927.03.00? -- Chicago IL - 4363-2 Paramount 12479 - Blind Blake (v,g)

Panther Squall Blues (Blind Blake)
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20582-1,-2 Paramount 12723 - Blind Blake (v,g,prob. h)
Papa Charlie And Blind Blake Talk About It I,II (Charlie Jackson, Arthur Blake)
1929.09.29 -- Grafton WI - L-27--, L-28-- Paramount 12911 - Papa Charlie Jackson (v,bj), Blind Blake (v,g)
Pay Day Daddy Blues (Elzadie Robinson)
1928.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 20528-3 Paramount 12635 - Elzadie Robinson (v), Blind Blake (whistle,g), Johnny Dodds (cl), Jimmy Bertrand (x)
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20583-1 Paramount 12635 - Elzadie Robinson (v), Blind Blake (whistle,g), Johnny Dodds (cl), prob. Jimmy Blythe (p)
Playing Policy Blues
1930.12.00? -- Grafton WI - L-647-1 Paramount 13035 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Poker Woman Blues (Blind Blake)
1929.06.20 -- Richmond IN - 15248-A Paramount 12810 - Blind Blake (v,g), Alex (?) Robinson (p)
Police Dog Blues (Blake, Lamoore)
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15463-- Paramount 12888 - Blind Blake (v,g), Charlie Spand (p)

Pop It Stomp
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15458-A Paramount unissued - Blind Blake (v,g), Charlie Spand (p)

Ramlin' Mama Blues (Blind Blake)
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20872-2 Paramount 12767 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Righteous Blues
1930.12.00? -- Grafton WI - L-648-1 Paramount 13035 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Rope Stretchin' Blues Pt.1,2
1931.10.00? -- Grafton WI - L-1099-2, L-1101-2 Paramount 13103 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Rosey And Me --> see: Slippery Rag
Rumblin' and Ramblin' Boa Constrictor Blues
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20565-3 Paramount 12657 - Blind Blake (v,g)

Sea Board Stomp (C. Blake, M Williams)
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20109-1 Paramount 12583 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Search Warrant Blues
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20871-3 Paramount 12737 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Skeedle Loo Doo Blues
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 3073-1,-2 Paramount 12413 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Slippery Rag (Charles Blake)
1929.06.20 -- Richmond IN - 15252-A Paramount 12794 - Blind Blake (v,g), Alex (?) Robinson (p)
Soon This Morning Blues
1929.06.06 -- Richmond IN - 15154-- Paramount 12790 - Charlie Spand (v), Blind Blake (g)
Southbound Rag
1928.04.00? -- Chicago IL - 20522-2 Paramount 12681 - Blind Blake (g), Johnny Dodds (cl), Jimmy Bertrand (slide whistle)
Southern Rag (Charlie Blake)
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20113-1 Paramount 12565 - Blind Blake (v,g)
State Street Men Blues
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 4010-2 Paramount 12426 - Leola B. Wilson (v), Blind Blake (g), poss. Jimmy Blythe (p)
Steel Mill Blues
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20112-1 Paramount 12681 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Stingaree Man Blues
1930.05.00? -- Grafton WI - L-325-1 Paramount 12944 - Chocolate Brown (Irene Scruggs) (v), Blind Blake (g)
Stonewall Street Blues
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 3081-1 Paramount 12431 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Sun to Sun Blues
1932.01.00? -- Grafton WI - Paramount 13123 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Sweet Jivin' Mama
1929.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 21357-2 Paramount 12964 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Sweet Papa Low Down
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20888-1 Paramount 12737 - Blind Blake (v,g), Jimmy Bertrand (x), unknown (c,p)

Tampa Bound (Charles Blake)
1926.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 3062-2 Paramount 12442 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Terrible Murder Blues
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20557-2 Paramount 12645 - Bertha Henderson (v), Blind Blake (g)
That Lonesome Rave
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20556-1 Paramount 12697 - Bertha Henderson (v), Blind Blake (g)
That Lovin' I Crave
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20551-1 Paramount 12643 - Blind Blake (v,g)
That Will Never Happen No More
1927.04.13/14 -- Chicago IL - 4468-2 Paramount 12497 - Blind Blake (v,g), prob. Cliff Moore (rattlebones)

Third Degree Blues
1929.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 21421-2 Paramount 12867 - Blind Blake (v,g), poss. Tiny Parham or Aletha Dickerson (p)
Tootie Blues (Charles Blake)
1928.05.00? -- Chicago IL - 20542-6 Paramount 12643 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Too Tight (Charles Blake)
1926.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 3059-2 Paramount 12431 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Too Tight Blues No. 2 (Blind Blake)
1929.08.17 -- Richmond IN - 15460-- Paramount 12824 - Blind Blake (v,g)

Wabash Rag
1927.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 20154-2 Paramount 12597 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Walkin' Across the Country (Davis, Blake)
1928.09.00? -- Chicago IL - 20868-2 Paramount 12754 - Blind Blake (v,g)
West Coast Blues
1926.08.00? -- Chicago IL - 2669-3 Paramount 12387 - Blind Blake (v,g)
1926.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 3056-1,-2 Paramount 12387 - Blind Blake (v,g)
What A Low Down Place the Jailhouse Is
1930.05.29? -- Grafton WI - L-439-2 Paramount 13016 - Blind Blake (v,g)
Wilson Dam
1926.11.00? -- Chicago IL - 4014-2 Paramount 12426 - Leola B. Wilson (v), Blind Blake (g)
Worried Blues --> see: Blake's Worried Blues

You Gonna Quit Me Blues
1927.10.00? -- Chicago IL - 20110-1 Paramount 12597 - Blind Blake (v,g)

You've Got What I Want
1930.05.28 -- Grafton WI - L-348-2 Paramount 12978, prob. 13121 - Chocolate Brown (Irene Scruggs) (v), Blind Blake (g)

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