Blind Willie McTell Last Session

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CD Details

  • Released: 1992
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Obc


  • Buy for $0.991.Baby, It Must Be Love
  • Buy for $1.292.The Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues
  • Buy for $0.993.Don't Forget It
  • Buy for $0.994.Kill It Kid
  • Buy for $0.995.That Will Never Happen No More
  • Buy for $0.996.Goodbye Blues
  • Buy for $0.997.Salty Dog
  • Buy for $0.998.Early Life
  • Buy for $0.999.Beedle Um Bum
  • Buy for $0.9910.A Married Man's A Fool
  • Buy for $0.9911.A To Z Blues
  • Buy for $0.9912.Wabash Cannonball
  • Buy for $0.9913.Pal Of Mine
  • Buy for $0.9914.Kill It Kid
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Product Description:

Personnel: Blind Willie McTell (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Liner Note Authors: Dr. David Evans ; Samuel Charters.
Recording information: Atlanta, GA (09/1956).
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 his other postwar recordings. On the other hand, his 12-string playing is about as nimble as ever and a real treat. McTell cut these sides for record store owner Ed Rhodes, who had begun taping local bluesmen at his shop in Atlanta in the hope of releasing some of it -- McTell took to the idea of recording only slowly, then turned up one night and played for the microphone and anyone who happened to be listening, finishing a pint of bourbon in the process -- the result was a pricelessly intimate document, some of the words slurred here and there, but brilliantly expressive and stunningly played. No apologies are needed for "The Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues," "Don't Forget It," or "Salty Dog," however. McTell lived a few more years but never recorded again, which is a pity because based on this tape he still had a lot to show people. Rhodes never did anything with the tapes, and might've junked them if he hadn't remembered how important the McTell material was -- they turned out to be the only tapes he saved, out of all he'd recorded. ~ Bruce Eder

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  • UPC: 025218051729
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