Blind Alfred Reed

    Blind Alfred Reed

    • Blind Alfred Reed
    Blind Alfred Reed

    Blind Alfred Reed

    • Blind Alfred Reed

    Blind Alfred Reed

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        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 Man Stand Such Times and Live?" echoed the sentiments of the rural poor (who tasted none of the Roaring Twenties prosperity), while "Why Do You Bob Your Hair, Girls?" invoked Bibli... Read more

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