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Searching for Scrapper Blackwell, the Most Popular Bluesman You've Never Heard

Eric Clapton covered his song, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” almost note for note.
Rory Gallagher listed him as one of his biggest influences. Hell, even Robert Johnson turned his song about “sweet home Kokomo” into an ode about Chicago.
But who remembers Scrapper Blackwell, the Indianapolis single-note picker who was on top of the world from 1928 to 1935? ... READ MORE