Blind Blake was the premier ragtime blues guitarist of the 1920s. He extended the alternating bass style, that was popular at the turn of the century, to encompass the dance trends and more complex blues ideas that were emerging from the jazz bands of New Orleans and Chicago. His playing featured unique right hand thumb rolls that evoked the feel of the Charleston dance-step. Rev. Gary Davis greatly admired Blake's playing and used to remark that Blake had a "sportin' right-hand". Blind Blake influenced generations of country blues guitarists and was never equalled.
In this unique dvd lesson, Woody Mann explores the ideas, techniques and styles of this legendary guitarist. A 48 page tab/music booklet is included as well as BONUS audio tracks of all the original Blind Blake recordings of the
Titles include: Diddie Wa Diddie, Chump Man Blues, Police Dog Blues, That Will Never Happen No More, Black Dog Blues and Blind Arthur's Breakdown.