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Josh White (born Joshua Daniel White in Greenville, South Carolina, 11 February 1914 or 1915; died Manhasset, New York, 5 September 1969) was an American folk, blues, and gospel singer and guitarist.

White was amongst the first blues performers to attract a large white and middle-class African American following, transcending the typical barriers at the time associating blues with a rural and working-class African American audience, and performed in prestigious night clubs and theatres during the 1930s and 1940s. His… read more

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  • he's incredible, beautiful voice and sad life
  • I love his Voice! Blues is generally a genre i get bored with but this i can dig.
  • Yeah, he was a great musician, and fighter for social justice. Unfortunately condemned by the American folk movement because of his appearance (under great pressure by the FBI) before the HUAC, despite not denouncing anyone.
  • amazing.
  • Such a great voice!
  • @ConradPoohs19 Yeah! I just discovered him, and can't believe nobody give me a tip earlier!
  • I can't believe there's only 89,000 plays... I mean I realize lots of blues singers are way under-scrobbled, but you'd think one of the caliber of Josh White would get a 100,000 at least by now...
  • jesus gonna make up my dying bed
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