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us: Davis, Blind John, 1913-1985

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    • us: Davis, John, 1913-1985
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hattiesburg (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Alligator Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Vocalion (Sound recording label : New York, N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Blue Bird Records (Firm)
        • Organization: Blind John Davis Band
        • Organization: Red Beans Records (Firm)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Jazz musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Pianists
        • Sources

          • found: Blues for everybody, 1982: container (Blind John Davis)
          • found: LC data base, 01-30-95 (hdg. Davis, Blind John, 1913- )
          • found: Johnson, Lonnie. Blues [SR] 1947?: labels (John Davis, piano) program notes (Blind John Davis; Chicago blues pianist; b. West Side of Chicago)
          • found: Komara, E. Encyclopedia of the blues, 2006: (Davis, "Blind" John; blues singer and pianist; b. Dec. 7, 1913, Hattiesburg, Miss.; d. Oct. 12, 1985, Chicago, Ill.; moved from Miss. to Chicago when John was 3 years old)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Davis, Blind John; John Henry Davis; jazz musician, singer, pianist, bandleader; born 07 December 1913 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States; played for Lester Melrose's Blue Bird Records (1930s-1940s); recorded with Tampa Red, “Big Bill” Broonzy, and John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson; led his own six-piece and seven-piece bands; made solo recordings on Vocalian label (1938-1939); joined Broonzy on a tour of Europe (1952); recorded with Alligator Records album at Club Popular (Bonn, West Germany) (1977); worked with Red Beans Records (1985); died 12 October 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
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          • 2015-07-16: revised
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