Arvella Gray
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b. Walter Dixon, 28 January 1906, Somerville, Texas, USA, d. 7 September 1980, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Brought up in farm work, Gray left home early and travelled, eventually moving north. In 1930, he lost his sight and two fingers of his left hand in a fight, and took to making music for a living. He played blues, with a rudimentary bottleneck guitar style, on the streets of Chicago for many years, and became well known for his regular appearances at the Maxwell Street outdoor ... Read more

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