BLIND WILLIE MCTELL - ATLANTA TWELVE STRING

BLIND WILLIE MCTELL

ATLANTA 12 STRING

1LP
GF

Blind Willie McTell (May 5, 1898 - August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. McTell's influence extended over a wide variety of artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, who covered his "Statesboro Blues," and Bob Dylan, who paid tribute to him in his 1983 song "Blind Willie McTell," the refrain of which is "And I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell." 

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Mono
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Catalog # : MOVLP1773Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2016-11-07
Barcode : 8719262002524Sleeve : GatefoldOriginal Release : 1972 

Side A

1. Kill It Kid
2. The Razor Ball
3. Little Delia
4. Broke Down Engine Blues
5. Dying Crapshooter's Blues
6. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
7. Blues Around Midnight
8. Last Dime Blues

Side B

1. On The Cooling Board
2. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
3. I Got To Cross The River Jordan
4. You Got To Die
5. Ain't It Grand To Live A Christian
6. Pearly Gates
7. Soon This Morning

Blind Willie McTell (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's influence extended over a wide variety of artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, who covered his "Statesboro Blues," and Bob Dylan, who paid tribute to him in his 1983 song "Blind Willie McTell," the refrain of which is "And I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell." Other artists influenced by McTell include Taj Mahal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Ralph McTell, Chris Smither and the White Stripes.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Mono