Music Arvella Gray, blind street singer performs on Maxwell Street.


12505_2 Blind Arvella Gray at Maxwell Street Arvella Gray is a 72-year-old blind street singer who performs on Maxwell Street. Gray sings a song about riding the B&O Railroad and getting moved around by a roustabout. He sings acapella folk-blues accompanied by claps. He follows the song up with John Henry, self-accompanied on guitar. He talks about making a living playing on the street. (late 1970s) 4:37

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6296_002

Location

, Chicago, Illinois, United States, North America

City

Chicago

State

Illinois

Region

North America

Country

United States

Date

1970s

Length

4:37

Color

Color

Sound

Sound

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NA

Film format

NA

HD format

NA

License

Rights Managed

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