Francis Hillman "Scrapper" Blackwell, age 59

Lost to gun violence on October 7, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Francis Hillman "Scrapper" Blackwell 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.

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