Blind Boy Fuller

The Blues

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Following Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller is probably the best known of the so-called Piedmont blues guitarists, a loose group of players from the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina, South Carolina, and upper Georgia who specialized in a flashy two- and three-finger picking style. Fuller was hardly in Blake's league, but his simple, crisp playing and easy singing style made him immensely popular, and he sold thousands of records for ARC (and a handful for Decca) until his death in 1941. He worked off of a fairly standard country blues template with the usual floating verses, but he also recorded his share of guitar rags like "Piccolo Rag," included here (piccolo was Seaboard slang for a jukebox).

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