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Blind Willie McTell 1940 - Library of Congress Recordings

Blind Willie McTell, vocal, twelve-string guitar.

Genres; Country Blues / Spirituals / Ragtime Guitar / Bottleneck - slide guitar / Georgia Blues.

Descriptive booklet notes by Alan Balfour. Detailed discography.

This album presents what must be one of the most historic recordings in African-American history. The result of this encounter in Atlanta, Georgia, was a recorded interview which shone a spotlight onto the life and music of one of the greatest Country Blues names to have been commercially recorded. Presented here in their entirety is a fascinating insight into the man who inspired among others the Allman Brothers, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan and many others.

The history of these Library of Congress, Archive of American Folk Song, recordings is rooted in a visit made by John and Ruby Lomax to Atlanta, Georgia during November 1940. It is reported that Ruby spotted a "Negro man with a guitar" entertaining at a pig n whistle stand. Stopping their car to enquire, they discovered that the individual was Blind Willie McTell. The next morning in their hotel room he "sang and played his 12-string guitar vigorously for two hours", forty or so minutes of which were committed to tape. Continued...




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Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 1949 - 1950

Blind Willie McTell, vocal, twelve-string guitar.
Curley Weaver, vocal, guitar.
Solo Performances and Duets.
Genres: Country Blues, Religious, Country Blues Guitar, Bottleneck-Slide Guitar, Atlanta, Georgia blues.
Informative booklet notes by David Evans.
Detailed discography.
 
This disc presents the Curley Weaver session(s) for Sittin' in With of late 1949 or early 1950 and the McTell-Weaver session for Regal in 1950. Their voices are a bit worn from over two decades of daily performing and travel under not always the best of conditions, but their talents are otherwise undiminished. Like Billie Holiday's singing in her final years, the effect is still quite moving.



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Blind Willie McTell, the essential DOUBLE CD
Blind Willie McTell was a Country Bluesman and started his recording career in 1927 for Victor records. Perhaps his most famous recording session was in an Atlanta hotel room for John Lomax who was making field recordings for the Library of Congress. This double CD compilation introduces Willie's unique style. His repertoire consisted of blistering ragtime guitar, lowdown blues, religious pieces and ballads.



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Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey DOUBLE CD

Double CD
Various Artiists
Compiled by Bill Wyman
Informative 24 page full colour booklet by Bill Wyman & Richard Havers
Detailed discography
 
Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman asked Document Records to produce a CD which would be part of a life long ambition; to pay tribute to and share with others the music that he has loved and been influenced by, The Blues. This double CD, accompanied by a twenty-four page colour booklet, compliments the book, television documentary and DVD of the same name. It features some of the very best blues to have been recorded from the early “Classic” female blues and “Country Blues” of the nineteen-twenties through to the electric “Down Home” blues of Chicago.
 
Whether you are a collector or just inquisitive about what the blues are and the history the music, this CD is one of the finest collections of vintage blues recordings available. Continued...



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Rude Dudes - Part 2 Of Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey

Double CD.
Various Artists.
Informative, 12 page, full colour illustrated, booklet notes by Neil Slaven & Bill Wyman.
Detailed Discography.

Banana In Your Fruit Basket, If It Don't Fit Don't Force It and He's Just My Size? Well, no prizes for guessing what they're all about. But what is a Southern Can, who is the Boy in the Boat and why a Man O' War? This excellent double CD, with twelve page full colour booklet, is packed with some of the most intriguing and often humorous Hokum, Blues, Jazz and Boogie-Woogie pieces based on the subject of sex. Outrageous double entendres and curious metaphors are abound. If Bananas, Lollypops, Fish and Jelly be the food of love, then play on! Continued...




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Blind Willie McTell Vol 1 1927 - 1931

The recordings from DOCD-5006 have been re-mastered and brought together with those from DOCD-5007 and DOCD-5008, along with recordings which have since been found, following these productions, to create  a three CD set; DOCD-5677 'Blind Willie McTell: Statesoboro Blues - The Early Years (1927 - 1935)'. It includes a 20 page colour illustrated booklet, with updated information, written by Dave Evans.

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'Blind Willie McTell: Statesoboro Blues - The Early Years (1927 - 1935)'

Further recordings by Blind Willie McTell can also be found on:

Blind Willie McTell 1940 - Library of Congress Recordings

Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 1949 - 1950




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Blind Willie McTell Vol 2 1931 - 1933

The recordings from DOCD-5006 have been re-mastered and brought together with those from DOCD-5007 and DOCD-5008, along with recordings which have since been found, following these productions, to create  a three CD set; DOCD-5677 'Blind Willie McTell: Statesoboro Blues - The Early Years (1927 - 1935)'. It includes a 20 page colour illustrated booklet, with updated information, written by Dave Evans.

Click here for full information:

'Blind Willie McTell: Statesoboro Blues - The Early Years (1927 - 1935)'

Further recordings by Blind Willie McTell can also be found on:

Blind Willie McTell 1940 - Library of Congress Recordings

Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 1949 - 1950




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Blind Willie McTell Vol 3 1933 - 1935

The recordings from DOCD-5006 have been re-mastered and brought together with those from DOCD-5007 and DOCD-5008, along with recordings which have since been found, following these productions, to create  a three CD set; DOCD-5677 'Blind Willie McTell: Statesoboro Blues - The Early Years (1927 - 1935)'. It includes a 20 page colour illustrated booklet, with updated information, written by Dave Evans.

Click here for full information:

'Blind Willie McTell: Statesoboro Blues - The Early Years (1927 - 1935)'

Further recordings by Blind Willie McTell can also be found on:

Blind Willie McTell 1940 - Library of Congress Recordings

Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver 1949 - 1950




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Too Late Too Late Vol 4 c. 1892 - 1937



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Too Late Too Late Vol 5 1927 - 1964
DOCD-5411 Too Late, Too Late Vol. 5 (1927 1964) Leroy Carr / Big Maceo / Jimmy Blythe / John 'Big Nig' Bray / Cow Cow Davenport / Rev. Lonnie Farris / Scrapper Blackwell / Elizabeth Johnson / Lonnie Johnson / Lead Belly / James 'Jack of All Trades' McCain / Blind Willie McTell / Sister Morgan / Frank Stokes / Montana Taylor / Sonny Terry / Henry Townsend Genres: Country Blues, Pre-War Blues, Acoustic Blues, Acoustic Chicago Blues, Acoustic Memphis Blues, Blues Revival, Harmonica Blues, Blues Guitar, Chicago Blues, East Coast Blues, Field Recordings, Folk Revival, Folk-Blues, Folksongs, Piano Blues, Piedmont Blues, Pre-War Country Blues, Regional Blues, Songster, St. Louis Blues. As is the case with each of the CDs in this series, Vol. 5 of Too Late, Too Late has valuable alternate takes, newly discovered titles, and unissued material. Quite a few major names are represented, with ten of the 24 selections being released for the first time. Continued...



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