(1-1 of 1 song lyrics)Average rating for Blind Alfred Reed songs is 7.21/10 [14 votes]. Selected popular Blind Alfred Reed song of Saturday, May 15 2021 is "How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live".
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Blind Alfred Reed (Floyd, Virginia, June 15, 1880 - Elgood, West Virginia, January 17, 1956) was an American folk and country musician. He was one of the artists who recorded at the Bristol Sessions in 1927, alongside more famous names such as Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family. He played the fiddle and his son, Arville, played the guitar.Reed was born blind. He was raised in a very conservative family and acquired a violin at a young age. He began performing at county fairs, in country schoolhouses, for political rallies, and in churches. He even played on street corners for tips. He used to sell out printed copies of his compositions for ten cents. While playing during a convention in 1927, Ralph Peer, who was the director of Br... read more