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Anybody listening to long stretches of his recordings is likely to go stir-crazy - Tony Russell on Peetie Wheatstraw

Author Topic: Blind Willie McTell  (Read 675 times)

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Offline TonyGilroy

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Blind Willie McTell
« on: May 07, 2019, 11:39:09 AM »
Frog records have announced a forthcoming Piedmont set which will include the complete Ed Rhodes session.  Details on their web site. Incredible how much initially unissued McTell stuff has appeared over the years.

Offline harry

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Re: Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 04:33:37 PM »
I was listening to McTell (what a brilliant mind he had) talking on the Lomax session. At 2.42 he mentions to have recorded "Cigarette Blues". Was it never issued or 78 not to be found?


Offline banjochris

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Re: Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 04:48:48 PM »
I don't think he ever recorded a number under that title, Harry, even an unissued one, but I'd be willing to make a guess that it could have been his title for "Mr. McTell's Got the Blues," which has the line "Cigarettes is my ruin, whiskey is my crave." Or of course it could be a title that he played and never recorded, of course, but given McTell's memory...
Chris

Offline harry

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Re: Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 05:37:18 PM »
Should have done a google search before asking the question.

https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000038859/W149301-Cigarette_blues

And from the Wirz site;

- Cigarette Blues (149301-1) #
- Real Jazz Mama (149318-1) *

# rec. October 30, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g
* rec. October 31, 1929 in Atlanta, GA; Blind Willie McTell, voc, g

Columbia unissued
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 05:39:30 PM by harry »

Offline banjochris

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Re: Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 10:04:15 AM »
Shoot, I looked on Stefan's site, and missed that! I was looking at the unissued stuff from 1936 with Piano Red and should have looked further back.
Chris

Offline TonyGilroy

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Re: Blind Willie McTell
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2019, 06:39:39 AM »
Frog have now issued their "Best Stuff Yet" set which includes the entire 1956 last session.

Great sound - Rhodes used state of the art equipment - and plenty of McTell chat and songs omitted from the album.

Essential purchase for me and I would have thought any McTell enthusiasts.

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