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Bull City Blues

 
 
Bull City Blues Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
1. Bull City Blues Marker
Inscription. During the 1920s - 1940s, Durham was home to African American musicians whose work defined a distinctive regional style. Blues artists often played in the surrounding Hayti community and downtown tobacco warehouse district. Prominent among these were Blind Boy Fuller (Fulton Allen) (1907-1941) and Blind Gary Davis (1896-1972), whose recordings influenced generations of players.
 
Erected 2001 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 85.)
 
Location. 35° 58.945′ N, 78° 53.933′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is at the intersection of Fayetteville Street and Simmons Street on Fayetteville Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Stanford L. Warren Branch of the Durham County Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Fayetteville Street, Durham NC 27707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina Central University (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Sprunt Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Durham's Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); North Carolina (approx. 0.8 miles away); Black Wall Street
Bull City Blues Marker and Stanford L. Warren Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, January 8, 2011
2. Bull City Blues Marker and Stanford L. Warren Public Library
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Merrick (approx. 1.7 miles away); James E. Shepard (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Also see . . .
1. Piedmont Blues. UNC Television web page chronicles history of the Piedmont Blues music movement and its roots in Durham, NC. (Submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 

2. Bull Durham Blues. The longstanding annual blues muscial festival held in Durham. 2010 was its 23rd year. (Submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 

3. Blind Boy Fuller performing "Tom Cat Blues" - YouTube. (Submitted on January 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
4. Rev. Gary Davis performing "Slow Drag / Cincinnati Flow Blues" - YouTube. (Submitted on January 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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