From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Gaither, William Arthur "Bill"

(born: 1910  -  died: 1970) 

Bill Gaither was born in Belmont, KY. Popular during the 1930s as a guitarist and blues singer, he recorded under the name Little Bill Gaither and also Leroy's Buddy after the death of his friend and performance partner, Leroy Carr. For more see The Encyclopedia of Louisville ed., by J. E. Kleber; and The Blues. From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, by T. Russell.


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NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of Louisville

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“Gaither, William Arthur "Bill",” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 21, 2022,

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