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Blind Johnny Brown playing his resonator guitar and singing blues for a field tape.
Series 1577, Box 16, FF63
Musical traditions, Secular
Musical traditions, African diaspora
Ethnicity, African American
Ethnicity, African diaspora
African American guitarists
Musicians with disabilities
African American entertainers
African American musicians
Older African American men
The resonator guitar, which is a type of dobro, that Johnny Brown is playing was likely modified to look the way it does. One possibilty is that Brown used a radio cone speaker and inserted it into the dobro, thus allowing it to resonate and change the sound. Or it may simply be an off-brand wood bodied Dobro/Resonator guitar, which are fairly common.
Subject - Person
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Blind Johnny Brown playing his resonator guitar and singing blues for a field tape. 1978. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/242077>, accessed 30 June 2022.
Blind Johnny Brown playing his resonator guitar and singing blues for a field tape. 1978. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/242077>