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Author Topic: Blind Willie McTell Box Set  (Read 1412 times)

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Offline Mr. Jelly Roll

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Blind Willie McTell Box Set
« on: May 11, 2010, 07:29:13 AM »
Hello everybody,
I'm new in this Forum. I hope everybody understands my english, because I'm from Germany. I'm twenty years old, but I sure love the "old stuff".
Does anyone know what happened to the Larry Cohn Willie McTell Box? The last things I heard was that he and his companion had a big dispute about business matters...
Is it going to be released one day?

Thanks in advance.

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Blind Willie McTell Box Set
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 07:43:39 AM »
Welcome to WeenieCampbell, Mr Jelly Roll. There was indeed a big dispute, leading to legal entanglements I believe. Cohn did have a recent update (in April) on the project for those who had "subscribed" (i.e. pre-ordered), but I don't know what it was as I did not pre-order. Perhaps someone here did and can enlighten us.

Offline harry

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Re: Blind Willie McTell Box Set
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010, 07:47:37 AM »
Welcome to weenie campbell, I can remember looking for this set myself about a year ago. I didn't pre order either but this set has the potential being as good as the revenant patton set although I read somewhere that there may be songs missing from the Ed Rhodes session. This is the set up of the box set:

- Library of Congress recordings, Atlanta 1940
- The Complete Ed Rhodes sessions, Atlanta 1956
- "25" Blind Willie's best/most interesting recordings
- "Friends" Those he played and traveled with

Ed Rhodes tells the story of Blind Willie and the recording of Mctell's last session

"Blind Willie's Blues"

Copy of a very old rare recording of Ruth Willis accompanied by Mctell.
?Painful Blues? and ?Experience Blues?

01. Introduction
02. Blind Willie McTell Time-Line
03. Blind Willie McTell's Life
04. The Atlanta Blues Scene (to 1960)
05. The Twelve-String Guitar
06. The John Lomax/Ed Rhodes Sessions
07. Poetry of the blind Blues Artist
08. The Story of the Documentary "Blind Willie's Blues"
09. The Ed Rhodes Interview
10. The Discovery of Photos of McTell
11. Wrapping up the story of Blind Willie McTell
12. Discussing his Most Important "25" Recordings
13. Discussing the Recordings of McTell's "Friends"

The dvd can be bought second hand right here;