Blind Joe Hill

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Blind Joe Hill (January 7, 1931 – November 1998)[1][2] was an American blues singer, guitarist, harmonica player and drummer.

A one-man band, he was born Joseph Hill in Dunbar, West Virginia, United States. He played in the styles of Joe Hill Louis and Doctor Ross.[1] He used his craggy vocals supported by guitar, bass, and drums, and was one of the last practitioners of the one-man blues band tradition.[3] Hill recorded two albums under his own name on the Barrelhouse[4] and L+R labels,[2] and was part of the 1985 American Folk Blues Festival touring Europe.

He died in Los Angeles, California, and was cremated on November 17, 1998.[1]


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  4. ^ "Boogie in the Dark - Blind Joe Hill | Releases". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-11.