Related Information for Blind John Davis Blind John Davis (December 7, 1913 — October 12, 1985) was an American, blues, jazz and boogie-woogie pianist and singer. Davis was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, but he relocated with his family to Chicago at the age of two. Seven years later he had lost his sight. In his early years Davis backed Merline Johnson, and by his mid-twenties he was a well known and reliable accompanying pianist. Between 1937 and 1942, Davis recorded with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Tampa Re.. read more