Blind Willie McTell ‎– (1929-1935)

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Document Records (2) ‎– DLP 531
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A1 Blind Willie McTell As By Blind Sammie Come On Around To My House Mama
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Sammie
A2 Harris And Harris Teasing Brown
Banjo – William ShorterGuitar – Blind Willie McTellVocals – Alfoncy Harris, Bethenea Harris
A3 Harris And Harris This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread
Guitar – Blind Willie McTellVocals – Alfoncy Harris, Bethenea Harris
A4 Ruth (Mary) Willis* Rough Alley Blues
Vocals – Ruth (Mary) Willis*Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
A5 Ruth (Mary) Willis* Low Down Blues
Guitar [2nd Guitar] – Curley WeaverVocals – Ruth (Mary) Willis*Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
A6 Ruby Glaze - Hot Shot Willie Rollin' Mama Blues
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTellVocals, Guitar [Poss.] – Ruby Glaze
A7 Blind Willie McTell Lord Have Mercy If You Please
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
A8 Blind Willie McTell Don't You See How This World Made A Change
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver
B1 Blind Willie McTell Weary Hearted Blues
Guitar – Curley WeaverVocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B2 Blind Willie McTell Runnin' Me Crazy
Guitar – Curley WeaverVocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B3 Blind Willie McTell We Got To Meet Death One Day
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B4 Blind Willie McTell We Got To Meet Death One Day
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B5 Blind Willie McTell I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
Vocals – Kate McTellVocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B6 Blind Willie McTell Dying Gambler
Vocals – Kate McTellVocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B7 Blind Willie McTell Bell Street Blues
Guitar – Curley WeaverVocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B8 Blind Willie McTell Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell
B9 Blind Willie McTell Your Time To Worry
Vocals, Guitar – Blind Willie McTell

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The backcover lists a vocals credit for Kate McTell for a track with the matrix number "C-9934", even though that track does not appear on this release.

A1: 149302-2 Atlanta, Ga., 30 October 1929
A2: 56597-1 Atlanta, Ga., 26 November 1929
A3: 56610-1 Atlanta, Ga., 27 November 1929
A4: 405004-1 Atlanta, Ga., 23 October 1931
A5: 405086-1 Atlanta, Ga., 23 October 1931
A6: 71603- Atlanta, Ga., 22 February 1932
A7: 14027-1 New York City, 18 September 1933
A8: 14034-1 New York City, 18 September 1933
B1: 14067-1 New York City, 21 September 1933
B2: 14070-1 New York City, 21 September 1933
B3: C-9935-A Chicago, 23 April 1935
B4: C-9935-B Chicago, 23 April 1935
B5: C-9937-A Chicago, 23 April 1935
B6: C-9944-A Chicago, 23 April 1935
B7: C-9946-A Chicago, 23 April 1935
B8: C-9952-A Chicago, 25 April 1935
B9: C-9957-A Chicago, 25 April 1935

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Copyright 1988: Document Records, Austria

Photos of Ruth Willis © Paul Oliver, used by permission.

Discographical details from Blues And Gospel Records 1902 - 1943 by Godrich & Dixon

Remastering: Studio Klement, Vienna

Considering the extreme rarity of the original 78s, condition is generally better than might be hoped, but it must be borne in mind that only one or two copies are known to exist of some titles.

Original recordings from the collections of Werner Benecke, Fritz Marshall, Johnny Parth.

McTell's complete recorded works are in the following LPs: Document DLP-531, Yazoo 1005 and 1037, Wolf WSE-102, JEMF-106 (Atlanta Blues Anthology), Storyville SLP-186 (=670186 = Melodeon MLP-7323), Atlantic 7223 (=40.400), Biograph BLP-12008, BLP-12035 (rev. by Memphis Minnie), Bluesville 1040 (=OBC 517), HK-4005 (alternate take on Georgia Blues Anthology). No duplications between these! Two titles with Ruth (Mary) Willis remain untraced.

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