Richard Trice

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b. 16 November 1917, Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA. Born into a very musical family, Trice learned guitar early, and was partnering his brother Willie Trice, playing blues for dances by his early…
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b. 16 November 1917, Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA. Born into a very musical family, Trice learned guitar early, and was partnering his brother Willie Trice, playing blues for dances by his early teens. In the 30s, he took up with Blind Boy Fuller, and his music developed very much in Fuller’s mould. In the late 30s he made records, two sides solo and two supporting his brother, very much in the eastern states style of the time. In the 40s, he moved to Newark, New Jersey, and not long afterwards made a solo record under the pseudonym Little Boy Fuller. In the 50s he moved back south, and his music moved in a religious direction when he joined a gospel quartet. He was interviewed by researchers in the 70s, but steadfastly refused to play blues guitar again.