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Music by John William
'Blind' Boone -
heard by the late
HOWARD SMITH

'John Davis' adroit (Steinway) performances are consistently well-judged ...'

Marshfield Tornado - John Davis plays Blind Boone. © 2008 John Davis / Newport Classic Ltd

In 1864, shortly before the American Civil War ended, a remarkably gifted but little-known African-American pianist, 'Blind' Boone, was born to runaway slave Rachel Carpenter, previously held by descendants of Daniel Boone. His father was a bugler in the 7th MSM (Missouri State Militia) Cavalry and the boy grew up at Warrensburg, (Missouri) Camp Grover, at that time headquarters of the 7th MSM.

At age six months he lost his sight through a brain infection...

Copyright © 17 April 2018 Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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MARSHFIELD TORNADO: JOHN DAVIS PLAYS BLIND BOONE

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