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Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell
Born: May 5, 1901 in Thomson, GA
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Died: Aug 19, 1959 in Almon, GA
Genre: Blues
Biography: Willie Samuel McTell was one of the blues' greatest guitarists, and also one of the finest singers ever to work in blues. A major figure with a local following in Atlanta from the 1920s onward, he recorded dozens of sides throughout the '30s under a multitude of names -- all the better to juggle "exclusive" ...Read full biography
Atlanta Twelve String
Released: 1975
Label: Atlantic
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In 1949, a brief flurry of interest in old-timey country blues resulted in this 15-song session by Blind Willie McTell for the newly formed Atlantic Records. Only two songs, "Kill It Kid" and "Broke Down ...Read full review
Last Session
Released: 1960
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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This recording has a less-than-stellar reputation, principally because it was done so late in McTell's career, and it is true that he lacks some of the edge, especially in his singing, that he showed on ...Read full review
More Blind Willie McTell albums: Main Albums (12), Compilations (55)