Blind Willie McTell (born William Samuel McTier; May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, although, unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen.
Blind Willie McTell is unique among country bluesmen in having a 30-year recording career while remaining essentially an itinerant musician, and during his lifetime he was a familiar sight on the streets of Atlanta and other Southern cities as he performed his varied repertoire of blues, rags, and vaudeville pieces on his 12-string guitar. This three-disc collection assembles all of his commercial 78s (as well as alternate takes) from Victor, Columbia, OKeh, and Vocalion, including his signature tune, the magnificent "Statesboro Blues. These recordings feature the early McTell, when his voice was a high and expressive tenor - that voice deepened and grew rougher as a lifetime of street singing began to take its toll, and by the time Alan Lomax recorded him in the 1940s, McTell had slowed the pace of his songs down considerably as well.
Statesboro Blues" is a Piedmont blues song written by Blind Willie McTell, who recorded it in 1928. The title refers to the town of Statesboro, Georgia. Taj Mahal recorded a popular blues rock adaptation of the song in 1968. His version inspired a recording by the Allman Brothers Band, which is ranked number nine on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time"
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|2||Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo' You||3:03|
|3||Drive Away Blues||2:37|
|4||Loving Talking Blues||2:37|
|5||Lonesome Day Blues||3:15|
|6||Mama, Let Me Scoop For You||3:12|
|7||Love Changing Blues||3:15|
|8||Dark Night Blues||2:52|
|9||Stole Rider Blues||3:09|
|10||Mr McTell Got The Blues||2:18|
|11||Three Woman Blues||2:45|
|12||Rollin' Mama Blues||3:01|
|13||Writin' Paper Blues||3:13|
|14||Searching The Desert For The Blues||3:11|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – DeAgostini (Netherlands) B.V.
- Vocals – Ruby Glaze (tracks: 6,14)
- Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
- Vocals, Guitar [Prob. 2nd] – Ruby Glaze (tracks: 5)
- Written-By – Blind Willie McTell
NotesIssue 36 of the Dutch issue of "The Blues Collection"
Made in the England
℗&© DeAgostini Netherlands bv, 1996
Recorded 1927 and 1932
Recording dates (track#):
October 17, 1928 (#1, #4, #8, #11)
October 18, 1927 (#2, #9, #10, #13)
November 26, 1929 (#3)
February 22, 1932 (#5, #6, #12, #14)
November 29, 1929 (#7)
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- Rights Society: STEMRA
|BLU GNC 043||Blind Willie McTell||Statesboro Blues (CD, Comp, RM)||Orbis||BLU GNC 043||Europe||1996|
|BLU NC 043||Blind Willie McTell||Statesboro Blues (CD, Comp, RM)||Orbis||BLU NC 043||UK||1995|
|BLU NM 043||Blind Willie McTell||Statesboro Blues (Cass, Comp, RM)||Orbis||BLU NM 043||UK||1995|
|BLUES N 036||Blind Willie McTell||Stateboro Blues (CD, Comp, RM)||DeAgostini||BLUES N 036||UK||1996|