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Blues guitarists born before 1895

GUEST,Joseph Scott 06 Apr 15 - 06:58 PM
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Subject: Blues guitarists born before 1895
From: GUEST,Joseph Scott
Date: 06 Apr 15 - 06:58 PM

This is a list of some recorded blues guitarists born before 1895. There are others.

Elijah Avery
Nathan Beauregard
John Bray
Rabbit Brown
Bo Carter
Crying Sam Collins
Elizabeth Cotten
Tom Darby (e.g. "Heavy Hearted Blues" with Jimmie Tarlton)
Carl Davis (Dallas Jamboree Jug Band)
Simmie Dooley ("C. C. & O. Blues")
Andrew Everett
Willie Ford
Jack Gowdlock
Clarence Greene
W.C. Handy (made recordings playing guitar, including "Got No More Home Than A Dog," in 1938)
Willie Harris (e.g. "Lonesome Midnight Dream")
Roy Harvey
Curtis Hayes
Nap Hayes
Myrt Holmes
Barnes "Peg" Howell
John Hurt
Jim Jackson
Papa Charlie Jackson (played ordinary guitar on some recordings)
Paul Johnson (e.g. "Fattening Frogs For Snakes")
Tom Johnson (Mississippi String Band)
Charley Jordan
Luke Jordan
Louis Keppard
Huddie Ledbetter
Sam McGee
George Montgomery
William Moore (e.g. "Midnight Blues")
Isaiah Nettles
Marshall Owens
Charlie Patton
Miles Pruett
Milus Pruett
Homer Roberson ("Stavin' Chain")
Dan Sane
Willie Santiago (e.g. "Low Down Blues" by Kid Rena)
Esther Mae Scott
Allen Shaw
Son Sims
John T. Smith
Freddie Spruell
Vol Stevens
Frank Stokes
Jimmie Strothers ("Going To Richmond")
J.D. Suggs (his "Memphis Blues" is not the Handy tune)
Joe Taggart
Steve Tarter
Jimmie Tarlton
Bill Tatnall ("Fandango")
Henry Thomas ("Cottonfield Blues," "Bull-Doze Blues," "Texas Easy Street Blues," "Texas Worried Blues," "Lovin' Babe")
Buford Threlkeld
Johnny Watson (e.g. "Sundown Blues")
Henry Whitter
Richard Williams ("Polk County Blues")
Hosea Woods

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