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Oh Jones, Yes! Yes! Yes!, Pretty Boy, Love Alone, Lord, Got Tomatoes. This artist, "Blind" Blake Higgs is a legendary Bahamian Goombay musician and is not to be confused with the US Blues singer. Runcomesee Jerusalem. A Group of Bahamian Songs.
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Blind Blake - Peas and Rice Blind Blake Higgs Bellamena. Created by VideoShow: Blind Blake - A Second Album of Bahamian Songs (1952). Blind Blake - All The Best (FULL ALBUM - BEST OF COUNTRY). TRACKLIST 01- You Gonna Quit Me Blues 00:09 02- Bootleg Rum Dum Blues 02:55 03- C: C: Pill Blues 05:52 04- Cold Hearted Mama Blues 08:23 05- Come. Blind Blake A Conch Ain't Got No Bone. Blind Blake - Gin & Coconut Water.
BLIND BLAKE is a jazz related blues music artist. Blind Blake is a figure of enormous importance in American music. Not only was he one of the greatest blues guitarists of all-time, Blake seems to have been the primary developer of "finger-style" ragtime on the guitar, the six-string equivalent to playing ragtime on the piano. Blake mastered this form so completely that few, if any, guitarists who have learned to play in this style since Blake have been able to match his quite singular achievements in this realm.
Blind Blake was from the 30s to the 60s the singer and leader of the house band at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas. His music was a strange mix of old island classics, more recent calypso compositions and American ballads. Alphonso Blake Higgs, commonly known as ‘Blind Blake’, was born at Matthew Town, Inagua, Bahamas, in 1915. He was adept at string instruments – ukulele, banjo, tenor banjo, six-string guitar – and also played the piano. Blind Blake wrote about sixty Goombay songs starting in the 30s including ‘Run Come See Jerusalem’, based on the effects of the 1929 Hurricane, ‘Jones (Oh Jones)’ and ‘J. P. Morgan’. The traditional song ‘Peas and Rice’, nearly a Bahaman National Anthem, originated during the First World War when the scarcity of imported cooking fats forced the substitution of local coconut oil.
Bahamian goombay/calypso vocalist, Born: 1915, Died: 1986. Sort name: Blake, Blind. Died: 1986 (aged 71).