Guy asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicBlues · 9 years ago

why were so many delta blues musicians blind?

seems in this venue there are way more blind people

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  • Martin
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Actually, few of the Delta blues men were blind. Piedmont blues is where you'll find many blind players-

    Blind Blake, Blind Willie McTell, Sonny Terry, Blind Boy Fuller, Rev. Gary Davis, etc.

    As already answered, there were few options open for disabled black men in the 20s, 30s, 40s...That's why you'll find many blues men like Cripple Clarence Lofton, Peg Leg Howell, Brownie McGhee, etc.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    If the evidence for your claim is derived from a single venue, then your sample size is not sufficient as to be a representative sample of a population.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    because it was one of the only ways they could make a living. poor southern blind and uneducated in the 20s? its either busking or begging.

  • 9 years ago

    Deaf Willie Johnson was one of those street musicians but he wasn't too good.

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  • 9 years ago

    When you played for money on a street corner...

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    ...and some are seasick..... :-))

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj46SPELMMM

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