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Blind Tom, the Black Pianist-Composer (1849-1908): Continually Enslaved

Blind Tom the Black Pianist Composer Continually Enslaved Blind Tom was the stage name of Thomas Greene Wiggins a blind black pianist born into slavery in Noted by many musical authorities to be a musician of amazing skill expressive playing and incr

  • Title: Blind Tom, the Black Pianist-Composer (1849-1908): Continually Enslaved
  • Author: Geneva Handy Southall
  • ISBN: 9780810845459
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Blind Tom was the stage name of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a blind black pianist born into slavery in 1849 Noted by many musical authorities to be a musician of amazing skill, expressive playing, and incredible memory, he was nonetheless considered by his admirers still nearer to animals than other human beings, and was exploited by a series of whites after the Civil WarBlind Tom was the stage name of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a blind black pianist born into slavery in 1849 Noted by many musical authorities to be a musician of amazing skill, expressive playing, and incredible memory, he was nonetheless considered by his admirers still nearer to animals than other human beings, and was exploited by a series of whites after the Civil War for their own financial comfort In this focused, consequential study, Geneva Southall reformulates the debate surrounding Blind Tom and expands its dimensions significantly Southall asks questions about the talents of black performers and musicians, the relationship between black culture and economic prosperity, and the personal ability of talented black musicians to weather the dual stigmatization of racism and in Blind Tom s case physical disability to produce music not just worthy of remembrance, but of importance to the tradition of American arts from which they have been excluded Originally printed in cloth in 1999

    The Ballad of Blind Tom Welcome to a tribute to Thomas Blind Tom Wiggins, slave pianist and autistic savant I am astounded I cannot account for it, no one can No one understands it. Blind Tom Wiggins Blind Tom, born a slave, at the age of became the Blind Tom was a musical prodigy who was born in slavery in , in the state of Georgia He was a contemporary virtuoso of Liszt and Rubinstein, but one who seemed unaware of his skin color, his fame, or his success Blind Tom was aware only of the sounds and music around him. Thomas Blind Tom Wiggins New Georgia Thomas Blind Tom Wiggins Twain was so enthralled with Wiggins s remarkable abilities that he attended three performances in a row in Blind Tom s performances invariably contained a challenge, in which an audience member was brought onstage Who Was Blind Tom The Ballad of Blind Tom Born Into Slavery Blind Tom was born into slavery in Columbus, Georgia in His master, Wiley Jones, was unwilling to bear the costs of maintaining a worthless runt and wanted him dead If not for vigilance of his mother, Tom would not have survived. The History of Minstrelsy Blind Tom USF Library Blind Tom Wiggins composed the pieces displayed in this exhibit, titled Rain Storm and Daylight , before the age of ten years old Without a doubt, Blind Tom was an extraordinary child who his master and his master s family used for their personal financial gain. Blind Tom The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad Although Tom was blind, his strength and spriit led him to be chosen as the lead horse for the Union Pacific line Hardworking, patient, and loyal, he was the pride of the UPRR Telegraph operators tracked the rail workers daily progress by asking, Where s Blind Tom today Wiggins, Thomas Blind Tom The Black Past Wiggins, Thomas Blind Tom Back to Online Encyclopedia Index Image Ownership Public Domain Thomas Greene Wiggins was born May , to Mungo and Charity Wiggins, slaves on a Georgia plantation He was blind and autistic but a musical genius with a phenomenal memory. Idiot Savant Photos of Blind Tom Mark Twain Read the text of the Blind Tom brochure Mark Twain s description of Blind Tom is very similar to an account that appeared in The Fayetteville Observer of May , , written by correspondent Long Grabs, stationed in Camp Mangum The blind negro Tom has been performing here to a crowded house. BLIND GOSSIP The Blind Item Site in the World The Blind Item Site in the World Blind Gossip This good looking actor and actress have been together for years now but have always been on the quiet side about their relationship.

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    1. I was looking forward to reading Blind Tom, the Black Pianist-Composer: Continually Enslaved by Geneva H. Southall. It's important that musicians of color from the 1800s are included in the Western Music History Canon. Unfortunately, I feel that this account has left a lot to be desired. It reads more as a timeline than a cohesive narrative. Southall does mention that there are not many accounts other than newspaper clippings, but one can only read newspaper announcements so long. I think this b [...]

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