Blind Willie McTell Mr. McTell Got the Blues (2-CD)

Mr. McTell Got the Blues (2-CD)
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Item:  RECA 522
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: September 14, 2004
  • Label: Recall Records Uk

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Writin' Paper Blues
  • 2.Stole Rider Blues
  • 3.Mama, T'Ain't Long For Day
  • 4.Mr. McTell's Got the Blues
  • 5.Three Women Blues
  • 6.Statesboro Blues
  • 7.Atlanta Strut
  • 8.Travelin' Blues
  • 9.Kind Mama
  • 10.Drive Away Blues
  • 11.Love Changin' Blues
  • 12.Razor Ball
  • 13.Broke Down Engine Blues
  • 14.Scarey Day Blues
  • 15.Rough Alley Blues
  • 16.Low Rider's Blues
  • 17.Georgia Rag
  • 18.Rollin' Mama Blues
  • 19.Lonesome Day Blues
  • 20.Searching the Desert For the Blues

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Warm It up to Me
  • 2.It's a Good Little Thing
  • 3.Lord Mercy If You Please
  • 4.Don't You See How This World Made a Change
  • 5.Savannah Mama
  • 6.Broke Down Engine
  • 7.My Baby's Gone
  • 8.Love Makin' Mama
  • 9.Death Room Blues
  • 10.Lord, Send Me an Angel
  • 11.B&O Blues #2
  • 12.Weary Street Blues
  • 13.Lay Some Flowers on My Grave
  • 14.Cold Winter Day
  • 15.Cooling Board Blues

Product Description:

This two-disc collection assembles some 40 of Georgia bluesman Blind Willie McTell's early 78s recorded for the Victor, Columbia, Okeh, Vocalion, and Decca labels between 1927 and 1935 into a two-disc set, including the magnificent "Statesboro Blues." These recordings feature the early McTell, when his voice was still a high and expressive tenor. Toward the end of his life, McTell's voice deepened and grew rougher (no doubt from the effects of years of singing on the streets), the songs slowed down and became much more world-weary, and since he recorded his standards several times over, it is interesting to compare early and later versions of songs like "Broke Down Engine Blues." Mr. McTell Got the Blues is a passable introduction to this unique bluesman, but the absence of one of his finest songs, "Dying Crapshooter's Blues," a thoroughly modern composition in a cut-and-paste narrative style, is a minor complaint. ~ Steve Leggett

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  • UPC: 636551452229
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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