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Blind Boy Fuller

Biography

North Carolina bluesman Blind Boy Fuller was an extremely influential and popular performer in the 1930s whose legacy might be even larger today had he not died at the age of 34. He was an acoustic guitarist of uncommon stylistic skill, at home with slide, fingerstyle, and Ragtime. Like many entertainers of the day, he knew and recorded popular songs as well as blues. He was also known for a series of openly suggestive hokum blues songs, full of raunchy double entendres that no doubt contributed to his popularity. He was such an influential figure for Brownie McGhee that McGhee began his career under the moniker Blind Boy Fuller No. 2.
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