Category Archives: Josh White

Josh White – Folk Blues

Josh White was a blues master who influenced some very famous musicians from Nat King Cole, to Bob Dylan, Merle Travis, and John Fogerty. It’s pretty rare when primarily blues player influences musicians in soul, folk, country, and rock and roll. Josh was known for singing blues, gospel, and a particular number of race records in the 20’s and 30’s. He was a close friend to President Roosevelt, but his career was all but derailed by McCarthyism in the 50’s because his views were confused with Communism.

Here’s an indredible modern rendition of Josh White’s “Prodigal Son” from YouTube:

Here’s 2 songs by Josh White himself – “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” and “Blind Man Stood on the Road”:

The Guitar of Josh White is taught by Josh White Jr. and the 80-minute video comes with a music book with standard notation and tab. Josh White was one of the most influential blues and folk artists of all time. He sang passionate renditions of blues and folk ballads, and his playing electrified listeners with dazzling technique.

Here’s some Josh White items in auctions ending soon:

SEALED JOSH WHITE LP - JOHN HENRY & BALLADS & BLUES - NEAR MINT - ELEKTRA #114

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End time: 2017-08-21 18:18:28

JOSH WHITE Sonny Terry Brownie McGhee Decca 23654 Sometime Blues 78 V++

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End time: 2017-08-23 00:41:28

JOSH WHITE Decca 24237 Josh & Bill Blues / Dip His Finger in Water Sacred 78 V+

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End time: 2017-08-23 00:41:29

Blues And ...Part 2 - JOSH WHITE - Pye - Nixa Jazz Series w/shiny cover (vg++)

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End time: 2017-08-22 21:32:05

JOSH WHITE LP - EMPTY BED BLUES - NEAR MINT - ELEKTRA #211

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End time: 2017-08-21 18:31:32

JOSH WHITE Empty Bed Blues LP Elektra EKL-211 (1962) MONO VG+/VG+

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End time: 2017-08-22 00:45:44

Josh White/The Josh White Storeis Vol. II/ABC-Paramount ABC 166/Blues

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End time: 2017-08-21 06:51:53

Josh White - Chain Gang Songs Vinyl Blues Record

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End time: 2017-08-21 22:14:04

CHEESECAKE NUDE COVER Josh White Elektra 7211 Empty Bed Blues

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End time: 2017-08-26 17:37:53

JOSH WHITE BALLADS AND BLUES 3 10" 78 RPM SET RARE MISSING RECORD 2 SIDES 3/4

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End time: 2017-08-21 00:35:54