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The Rough Guide to Blind Willie McTell

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The Rough Guide to Blind Willie McTell
The Rough Guide to Blind Willie McTell


Blind Willie McTell was blessed with an exquisite voice and sublime talent for the twelve-string guitar. This collection highlights his diverse repertoire of songs ranging from ragtime and hokum to traditional blues and gospel.

Includes classics such as 'Southern Can Is Mine', 'Statesboro Blues', 'Georgia Rag' and 'Broke Down Engine Blues' 'Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell' sang Bob Dylan in his 1983 heartfelt dedication to the Atlanta bluesman.

Blind Willie McTell was the King of Georgia Blues who channelled the musical mosaic of the nation Classic tracks characterized by the incredible interplay between his warm, smooth voice and fluid guitar technique. A collection of tracks which lays bare both the personality and musical brilliance of this most remarkable of pre-war blues artists. An inspiration to countless guitarists, with his incredibly original guitar arrangements. McTell is forever immortalized in these classic country blues recordings. Lovingly remastered using pioneering restoration techniques.


  1. Name
  2. Southern Can Is Mine
  3. Broke Down Engine Blues
  4. God Don't Like It
  5. Stomp Down Rider
  6. Love Changing Blues
  7. Georgia Rag
  8. Statesboro Blues
  9. Come On Around To My House Mama
  10. Searching The Desert For The Blues
  11. Mama, 'Tain't Long Fo Day
  12. Travelin' Blues
  13. It's Your Time To Worry
  14. Hillbilly Willie's Blues
  15. Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
  16. Scarey Day Blues
  17. Atlanta Strut
  18. Lord, Send Me An Angel
  19. Three Women Blues
  20. It's A Good Little Thing
  21. Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
  22. Razor Ball
  23. Drive Away Blues
  24. Warm It Up To Me
  25. Talking To Myself
  26. Dark Night Blues
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