Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blind Willie McTell

William Samuel McTell 1898-1959: Played Piedmont blues, ragtime and bottleneck.  His playing was generally not as raw as the delta players - more urban, even playing the pop and Broadway tunes of the time. Ruby Glaze wrote the song, so my guess is vocals are hers. But hell, I don't know.

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