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1915 - Blind Connie Williams born in south Florida (watch performance)

Blind Connie Williams, born in south Florida in 1915.

A street musician who was based in Philadelphia for most of his life, Williams could play blues standards, folk songs, and pop tunes, but preferred spirituals. Here's his version of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" featuring his signature bass string slapping.

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