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LP released: Oct 30, 2020

Tracklisting:
1. Ticket Agent Blues
2. B&o Blues No. 2
3. It's A Good Little Thing
4. Cold Winter Day
5. Kind Mama
6. Experience Blues (With Ruth Day)
7. Southern Can Mama
8. My Baby's Gone
9. Painful Blues (With Ruth Day)
10. Razor Ball
11. Stole Rider Blues
12. God Don't Like It
13. Scarey Day Blues
14. Atlanta Strut
BLIND WILLIE MCTELL
1927-1935
Label: YAZOO
Cat No: YAZ1037-LP
Barcode: 706091201387
Packaging: LP Regular

Like so many other Delta blues musicians of the
1930s and 40s, rock music owes a debt of gratitude
to the works of Blind Willie McTell. Considered one
of the finest guitarists and vocalists of the era,
noteworthy for his then unheard of usage of a
12-string guitar, artists and bands from The Allman
Brothers to The White Stripes to Taj Mahal have
listed the blind bluesman as a key influence. From
the start of his career in 1927, McTell cut numerous
singles for Victor Records, and maintained a
noteworthy level of popularity in his home of
Atlanta, but like many of his contemporaries, his
career skidded to a halt during World War II. McTell
left music during the 1950s and later passed of a
brain hemmorage in 1959.
Not long after his passing would come the British
blues explosion, which would not only make
household names of Eric Clapton and John Mayall,
but spark a renewed interest in the material of
classic bluesmen like McTell. It wasn't long before
innumerable collections of such material came into
being. 1927-1935 is one such collection, covering
the beginning years of McTell's career, pre-World
War II. Many of McTell's earliest recordings
for Victor Records are present here, many of
which were recorded with his future wife Ruth Day
providing duet vocals. Songs such as "Cold Winter
Day", "Razor Ball", and "Ticket Agent Blues", which
famously would be covered by The White Stripes
decades later.

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