Blind Joe Reynolds

Blind Joe Reynolds

Born in either 1900 or 1904. Died on 10 March 1968.
Reynolds is thought to have been born in Tallulah, Louisiana in 1904, although his death certificate states his birthplace as Arkansas in 1900. He was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face in Louisiana in the mid-late 1920s.
It is uncertain what Reynolds' birth name was. Whilst it is thought to have been Joe Sheppard, a relative claimed it was Joe Leonard. Throughout his career, Reynolds travelled the country performing under various aliases as a way of evading the police and supposed "enemies".

Note that Blind Joe recorded 2 further sides for Victor (on 26 November 1930), but these were (sadly) never released, these are:
Short Dress (master 64722-2)
Goose Hill Woman Blues (master 64723-2)

Blind Joe Reynolds Discography

Singles & EPs

12927 Blind Joe Reynolds Outside Woman Blues / Nehi Blues(Shellac, 10") Paramount 12927 US 1930 Sell This Version
12983 Blind Joe Reynolds Ninety Nine Blues / Cold Woman Blues(Shellac, 10") Paramount 12983 US 1930 Sell This Version


Herwin 214 William Harris (2), Blind Joe Reynolds, Skip James William Harris (2), Blind Joe Reynolds, Skip James - Delta Blues Heavy Hitters 1927-1931(LP, Comp, Mono) Herwin Records Herwin 214 US 1979 Sell This Version