Blind James Campbell & his Nashville Street Band Interview

Born in Nashville in 1906, Blind James Campbell was a blues singer and guitarist who was blinded in a work accident. He and his Nashville street band were active from the ‘30s to the ‘60s, and they recorded and released a record on Arhoolie in 1963 (Blind James Campbell and His Nashville Street Band). He, Beauford Clay, and George Bell talk to Chris about their careers.

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Interviewees: James Campbell, Beauford Clay and George Bell
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz
Date: 1962
Location: Nashville, TN
Language: English

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