Scrapper Blackwell


Mr. Scrapper's Blues

  • Release Date: 31 Jul 2001
  • OBCCD-594-2

Francis "Scrapper" Blackwell (1903-1962) ranks as one of the major players in the history of blues guitar. Through his work with singer-pianist Leroy Carr--particularly on the massive 1928 hit "How Long, How Long Blues"--Blackwell helped fashion a new sound for the blues suited to rural-to-urban move of much of the music's African-American constituency.
T-Bone Walker, who continued this evolutionary process in the 1940s, cited Blackwell as a main musical hero. … MORE