Bogus Ben Covington got his title for pretending to be a blind on the minstrel circuit. Ben Covington may have been Ben Curry, who recorded one of the earliest versions of the Dirty Dozens and was a travel mate of Speckled Red. I don’t think I’ve heard Ben Curry, but Oliver et al are normally right about this sort of thing. Convington was also known as “The Human Pretzel” which makes him easily the most talented blues musician to come out of the minstrel circuit. I mean Jim Jackson couldn’t even juggle.
Bogus Ben Covington – Adam and Eve In The Garden (1928)