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Posted By: The Sandman
02-Nov-20 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
Subject: RE: BBC Radio4 - Morpurgo's Folk Journeys
he used to play a lot of blind blake , very raggy ragtime.
i know he named himself after blind willie mctell. ralph blake is not got anything more to offer than his real name ralph may.
McTell's guitar playing has been modelled on the style of the US's country blues guitar players of the early 20th century, including Blind Blake, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell.