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Blind Willie McTell - Atlanta Twelve String (LP, Album, RE, 180) Mint (M) / Mint (M)

Blind Willie McTell - Atlanta Twelve String (LP, Album, RE, 180) Mint (M) / Mint (M)


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Summary: Vinyl, LP1, Atlanta Twelve String, Blind Willie McTell, 0, US

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    US  

Genre:       Jazz, Blues
Style:         Country Blues, Delta Blues, Piedmont Blues

New & Sealed.


180 gram vinyl pressing in a single pocket sleeve.


A1. Kill It Kid 2:25
A2. The Razor Ball 2:44
A3. Little Delia 2:53
A4. Broke Down Engine Blues 2:38
A5. Dying Crapshooter's Blues 2:56
A6. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie 2:40
A7. Blues Around Midnight 2:36
A8. Last Dime Blues 2:40
B1. On The Cooling Board 2:58
B2. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time 2:46
B3. I Got To Cross The River Jordan 3:47
B4. You Got To Die 3:01
B5. Ain't It Grand To Live A Christian 2:30
B6. Pearly Gates 3:11
B7. Soon This Morning 2:33


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Phonographic Copyright (p) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Distributed By Scorpio Music, Inc.

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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 haemorrhage in 1959. A decade before Blind Willie's passing, a brief resurgence of interest in country blues led him to Atlantic Records to cut a 15-song session of tracks, of which only two were released as a single, to little commercial success. These tracks would later be reissued in 1972 as Atlanta Twelve String, which vividly captured the veteran bluesman at his finest. McTell is equal parts sombre, reflective, melancholy, raucous, and freewheeling on tracks such as "Kill It Kid", "Dying Crapshooter's Blues", "I Got to Cross the River Jordan", and "Broke Down Engine", which would notably be covered by Bob Dylan.

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