Willie McTell appreciation thread--no Bob allowed

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Willie McTell appreciation thread--no Bob allowed

Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:21 pm








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Re: Willie McTell appreciation thread--no Bob allowed

Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:23 pm

Arthur Askey wrote:
Not suggesting that he's had more monnikers than any other bluesman - but ...

born Willie McTell or Mcteer;
first recorded in 1927 as Blind Willie McTell (Victor);
recorded as Blind Sammie for Columbia;
recorded as Georgia Bill for OKeh;
recorded as Hot Shot Willie for Victor;
recorded as Blind Willie for Vocalion;
recorded as Blind Willie McTell for Decca - which takes us up to 1935;
he remained Blind Willie McTell in 1940s/1950s recordings for the Library of Congress, Regal, Atlantic and Bluesville - except when he took the names Peg 'n' Whistle Red or Pig 'n' Whistle Red or Barrelhouse Sammy (The Country Boy).

It would be bad form to use the same name for 6 exclusive recording contracts with 6 different record companies.

It just isn't done--it would have been gauche. afro

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:26 pm

These guys play like the original:



These guys try to play like Jesse "indian Ed" Davis:


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:29 pm

Blind Willie tried hard to become a man of parts. He went to school to learn to read, at a time when many sighted pickers didn't bother.

He wrote one song about "the notable, the redoubtable, Edward duke of Windsor" and his notorious affair of the heart, with the memorable chorus:

"I don't like those shirts and ties,
They don't seem to harmonize,
They don't match them big brown eyes,
Baby it must be love."

Here it is, courtesy of Arthur Askey:



Last session rendition:



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Re: Willie McTell appreciation thread--no Bob allowed

Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:39 pm

Charlie Sheen
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:32 pm

pinhedz wrote:
^^
I personally like her......but I got a feeling it ain't teh blues.......maybe connect the dots blues......

but I quite like it.....hheheheh


Nah Ville Sky Chick
^^

I like her voice a lot.


Charlie Sheen

Yes, there is something quite mesmerising about her......I'm gonna say that I like it a lot.......but.....hehehe....it's not quite teh blues is it?

where you're ripping pieces of your heart to bits for everyone to see......... Shocked


Arthur Askey

InvertedSuperNova wrote:Yes, there is something quite mesmerising about her......I'm gonna say that I like it a lot.......but.....hehehe....it's not quite teh blues is it?

where you're ripping pieces of your heart to bits for everyone to see......... Shocked
It ain't teh blues where you're ripping pieces of your heart to bits for everyone to see fo sho (but then nor is Wang Dang Doodle or Hoochie Coochie Man). But it's the blues, sure enough:

Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low
Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low
Have you got the nerve to drive papa McTell from your door

My mother died and left me reckless, my daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
Mother died and left me reckless, daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
No, I'm not good lookin', I'm some sweet woman's angel child

You're a mighty mean woman, to do me this a-way
You're a mighty mean woman, to do me this a-way
Going to leave this town, pretty mama, going away to stay

I once loved a woman, better than I ever seen
I once loved a woman, better than I ever seen
Treat me like I was a king and she was a doggone queen

Sister, tell your Brother, Brother tell your Auntie, Auntie, tell your Uncle,
Uncle tell my Cousin, Cousin tell my friend
Goin' up the country, Mama, don't you want to go?
May take me a fair brown, may take me one or two more

Big Eighty left Savannah, Lord, and did not stop
You ought to saw that colored fireman when he got that boiler hot
Reach over in the corner, hand me my travelin' shoes
You know by that, I got them Statesboro blues

Sister got 'em, daddy got 'em
Brother got 'em, mama got 'em
Woke up this morning, we had them Statesboro blues
I looked over in the corner,
Grandpa and grandma had 'em too.

Innit. cat bounce

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:21 am

1965--pre-fame Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal atrempt to cover Willie McTell:


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Post  felix on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:11 pm

^ Hmm ... I like that. Reminds me of them Liverpool scallies when they was fab. Sorta.

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