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:

Early BLUES JOSH WHITE Perfect 0257 Blood Red River, Low Cotton Record 1933

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Rare Blues LP - Josh White - Empty Bed Blues - Elektra # EKS-7211

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1963 Josh White - The Beginning - Mercury Promo Chicago Blues NM

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Josh White - Sings - Folksay FLP 15 Blues LP David Stone Martin Cover

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Josh White - Ballads & Blues Vol 2 - DECCA Four (4) Record Set - 78rpm COMPLETE

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Josh White Jelly Jelly Blues RARE PROMO popcorn/r&b 45rpm on Mirwood 5506

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Josh White~Empty Bed Blues~Elektra EKS-7211~1962 Blues~Bill Lee~FAST SHIPPING!

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JOSH WHITE ELEKTRA FOLK BLUES LP ~ The Story Of John Henry 1957

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JOSH WHITE: Sings The Blues, Vol. 1 LP (Mono, red vinyl) Folk

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Josh White "Sings Ballads - Blues" vinyl LP Elektra

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