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Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Blues Collection - Blind Willie McTell

I bought Statesboro Blues, Blind Willie McTell's contribution to The Blues Collection for 49p at the weekend.
I was reasonably convinced that I already had it and so it turned out.It was however worth a punt because if I hadn't bought it and subsequently discovered I hadn't got it and went back and it wasn't there I would be somewhat peeved.
Anyway an omen that Blind Willie should feature this week.
The two songs featured are from 1927 and 1928 so hardly surprising that they come accompanied by a degree of hiss. However the purity of his voice and his guitar playing skills shine through.

Mrs CC came in with a job lot of sausages and I had the lovely task of separating them into twos and threes for freezing purposes. Let me tell you that Blind Willie is just the man to make this arduous task more easy.

As per a previous post I got round to acquiring some Allman Brothers stuff and here they are from 1971's At Fillmore East with their cover of Willie's Statesboro Blues

Blind Willie McTell - Statesboro Blues

Blind Willie McTell - Mr McTell Got The Blues

The Allman Brothers Band - Statesboro Blues


  1. Can't beat a bit of Blind Willie. Great stuff.

  2. How many sausages in a job lot? Also, what do you think of your Allman Brothers albuM?

    1. 14 Freezer bags containing either 2 sausages or 3 chipolatas.
      I chickened out and went for Midnight Rider _ The Essential Collection -could't face those 20 minute songs.
      Not bad but gets a bit samey in places

  3. Genius - a one off.

  4. 2nd Blind Willie link seems to go to Statesboro Blues as well

    1. Thanks for pointing that out john - three times would have been excessive

  5. Never heard these before CC, but a big thumbs up from a wet and windy Hamilton..