© Copyright Oscar Grillo 2008
He's in the jailhouse now (1927)
[*] Guitar, singer. Born Arthur Blake (or possibly Phelps) probably in Jacksonville, Florida, around 1895 and died around 1933. Blind Blake made many recordings for Paramount from 1926 to 1932. Blake had a fantastic drive and terrific guitar style. He had some influence on many other blues singers such as Big Bill Broonzy. His voice has a nasal sound and is easily recognizable. It is a pity that Blake died so young as the recording techniques were not extremely good in those days.