Scrapper Blackwell

Francis Hillman "Scrapper" Blackwell (February 21, 1903 – October 7, 1962) was an American blues guitarist and singer, best known as half of the guitar-piano duo he formed with Leroy Carr in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He was an acoustic single-note picker in the Chicago blues and Piedmont blues styles. Some critics have noted that he veered towards jazz.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 21st, 1903, Died October 7th, 1962

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist, songwriter, composer, lyricist

Notes: Real name: Francis Hillman Blackwell

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 100 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-85495 10-in. 2/25/1935 Rocks in my bed Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85496 10-in. 2/25/1935 When the sun goes down Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85497 10-in. 2/25/1935 Bad luck all the time Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85498 10-in. 2/25/1935 Big Four blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-85499 10-in. 2/25/1935 D blues Scrapper Blackwell Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BS-85512 10-in. 2/25/1935 A blues Scrapper Blackwell Guitar solo instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Brunswick IND622 10-in. 6/19/1928 My own lonesome blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick IND623 10-in. 6/19/1928 How long (How long blues) Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick IND624 10-in. 6/19/1928 Kokomo blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick IND625 10-in. 6/19/1928 Penal farm blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist  
Brunswick C2099 10-in. 7/20/1928 Trouble blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2100 10-in. 7/20/1928 Trouble blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2101 10-in. 7/20/1928 Mister Scrapper’s blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2219 10-in. 8/14/1928 Broken spoke blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2220 10-in. 8/14/1928 Tennessee blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2221 10-in. 8/14/1928 Truthful blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2222 10-in. 8/14/1928 Mean old train blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2223 10-in. 8/14/1928 You got to reap what you sow Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2224 10-in. 8/14/1928 Low down dirty blues Leroy Carr Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2225 10-in. 8/14/1928 Girl in blue Scrapper Blackwell ; Charlie Moore Male vocal duet, with guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Brunswick C2226 10-in. 8/14/1928 Rooster crow Scrapper Blackwell ; Charlie Moore Male vocal duet, with guitar duet vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Brunswick C2227 10-in. 8/15/1928 Mr. Scrapper’s blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C2228 10-in. 8/15/1928 Down and out blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2229 10-in. 8/15/1928 Trouble blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Brunswick C2230 10-in. 8/15/1928 Trouble blues Scrapper Blackwell Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
(Results 1-25 of 100 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blackwell, Scrapper," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106340.

Blackwell, Scrapper. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106340.

"Blackwell, Scrapper." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106340

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