Blind Willie McTell

Born 5 May 1901. Died 19 August 1959
Blind Willie McTell
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1901-05-05
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Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell Biography (Wikipedia)

Blind Willie McTell (born William Samuel McTier; May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues. Unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen. His vocal style, a smooth and often laid-back tenor, differed greatly from many of the harsher voices of Delta bluesmen such as Charley Patton. McTell performed in various musical styles, including blues, ragtime, religious music and hokum.

McTell was born in Thomson, Georgia. He learned to play the guitar in his early teens. He soon became a street performer in several Georgia cities, including Atlanta and Augusta, and first recorded in 1927 for Victor Records. He never produced a major hit record, but he had a prolific recording career with different labels and under different names in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1940, he was recorded by the folklorist John A. Lomax and Ruby Terrill Lomax for the folk song archive of the Library of Congress. He was active in the 1940s and 1950s, playing on the streets of Atlanta, often with his longtime associate Curley Weaver. Twice more he recorded professionally. His last recordings originated during an impromptu session recorded by an Atlanta record store owner in 1956. McTell died three years later, having suffered for years from diabetes and alcoholism. Despite his lack of commercial success, he was one of the few blues musicians of his generation who continued to actively play and record during the 1940s and 1950s. He did not live to see the American folk music revival, in which many other bluesmen were "rediscovered."

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Trying to get Home
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Trying to get Home
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Southern Can Is Mine
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Southern Can Is Mine
Swing Republic
Searching The Desert For The Blues (feat. Blind Willie McTell)
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Searching The Desert For The Blues (feat. Blind Willie McTell)
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It's A Good Little Thing
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It's A Good Little Thing
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B And O Blues
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B And O Blues
Kate McTell
God Don't Like It (feat. Blind Willie McTell)
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God Don't Like It (feat. Blind Willie McTell)
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Dying Crapshooter's Blues
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Dying Crapshooter's Blues
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This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread
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This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread
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Desert Blues
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Desert Blues
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Broken Down Engine Blues
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Broken Down Engine Blues
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Statesboro Blues
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Statesboro Blues
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Delia
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Delia

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God Don’t Like It
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God Don’t Like It
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Love Changing Blues
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Love Changing Blues
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Broke Down Engine
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Broke Down Engine
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Baby It Must Be Love
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Baby It Must Be Love
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Pal Of Mine
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Pal Of Mine
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PEARLY GATES
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PEARLY GATES
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Bell Street Lightnin'
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Bell Street Lightnin'
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Boll Weevil
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Boll Weevil
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Come On Around To My House Mama
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Come On Around To My House Mama
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A to Z of Blues
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A to Z of Blues
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The Travelling Blues Song
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The Travelling Blues Song
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Lord Send Me An Angel
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Lord Send Me An Angel
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Delia - Repertoire
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