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Blind Alfred Reed

Blind Alfred Reed
Born: Jan 1, 1880 in Floyd, VA
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Died: Jan 17, 1956
Genre: Country, Folk
Biography: This West Virginia singer/songwriter and fiddler was one of Ralph Peer's discoveries on the legendary 1927 Bristol field trip that unearthed both the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. Reed was one of those uniquely Southern contradictions, both reactionary and progressive in his songs. "How Can a Poor ...Read full biography
Complete Recorded Works
Released: 1998
Label: Document
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How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live
Released: 1972
Label: Rounder Select
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How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live is '20s hillbilly social commentary, both reactionary ("Why Do You Bob Your Hair, Girls?") and progressive ("How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live") ...Read full review
More Blind Alfred Reed albums: Compilations (2)