Blind Willie McTell

William Samuel McTier (or McTear)

Also known as Blind Willie, Blind Willie (Blind Willie McTell), Blind Willie Mac Tell, Blind Willie Mc Tell, Blind Willy McTell, Mc Tell, McTell, W McTell, W. Mc Tell, W. Mc. Tell., W. McTell, Will McTell, Willi McTell, William McTell, Willie MacTell, Willie Mc Tell, Willie McTell

Discography of Blind Willie McTell:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Early Years - 1927-1933 14 Audio 1968 Yazoo
2 Death Cell Blues 16 Audio 1973 Biograph Records
3 Atlanta Twelve String 15 Audio
4 Last Session 15 Audio 1992
5 A To Z Blues 18 Audio 1999 Universe (3)
6 Scarey Day Blues 26 Audio 2009-07-00 Monk (4)
7 The Definitive Blind Willie McTell 41 Audio 1994
8 The Early Years (1927-1933) 14 Audio 1989 Yazoo
9 1927-1935 14 Audio 1991 Yazoo
10 Jailhouse Blues 50 Audio History
11 Statesboro Blues 14 Audio 1995 Orbis
12 Tryin To Get Home - Library Of Congress Recordings 1940 17 Audio 2000 Document Records (2)
13 Don't Forget It: The Post~War Years 1949 ~ 1950 28 Audio 2008 Document Records (2)
14 (1929-1935) 17 Audio 1988 Document Records (2)
15 Love Changin' Blues 12 Audio 1968 Biograph Records
16 1927-1935 14 Audio 1974 Yazoo
17 Last Session 13 Audio 1972
18 Searching The Desert For The Blues 31 Audio 2011 Monk (4)
19 Last Session 13 Audio 1987
20 Blues In The Dark 12 Audio 1983 MCA Records
21 Experience Blues 16 Audio 2002 Our World Entertainment, Inc.
22 Pig 'N Whistle Red 20 Audio 2003 Biograph Records
23 King Of The Georgia Blues 123 Audio 2007 Complete Blues The Works
24 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order: Volume 1 (18 October 1927 To 23 October 1931) 23 Audio 1990 Document Records (2)
25 Blind Willie McTell 1949, Trying To Get Home 11 Audio Biograph Records
26 Blind Willie McTell: 1940 The Legendary Library Of Congress Session 15 Audio 1971 Melodeon
27 Blind Willie McTell: 1940 The Legendary Library Of Congress Session 15 Audio 1967 Storyville
28 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 15 Audio 2013 Third Man Records
29 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 2 19 Audio 2013 Third Man Records
30 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 2 19 Audio 2013 Third Man Records
31 1927-1949 The Remaining Titles 15 Audio 1982 Wolf Records (2)
32 Last Session 13 Audio 1961 Prestige Bluesville
33 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 3 19 Audio 2013 Third Man Records
34 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 3 19 Audio 2013 Third Man Records
35 Ultimate Blues Collection 50 Audio Not Now Music
36 1927-1935 14 Audio 1991 Yazoo
37 The Best Of Blind Willie McTell 23 Audio 2005-09-21 Yazoo
38 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 1 15 Audio 2013 Third Man Records
39 Pig 'N Whistle Red 20 Audio 1993 Biograph Records
40 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 4 19 Audio 2014-01-28 Third Man Records
41 The Back Porch Boys 22 Audio 2002 Delmark Records
42 Last Session 13 Audio 1982 Prestige
43 The Post-War Years (1949-1950) 25 Audio 1991
44 MCA Blues Tradition Series 14 Audio 1976 MCA Records
45 Atlanta Twelve String 15 Audio 1972
46 Atlanta Twelve String 15 Audio 1992
47 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 4 19 Audio 2014-01-28 Third Man Records
48 Atlanta Strut 14 Audio 2008 Rockwell Records
49 1940 - Complete Library Of Congress Recordings In Chronological Order 17 Audio 1990 Rst Records
50 Blues In The Dark 12 Audio 1983 MCA Records


Born: May 05, 1901 in Thomson, GA, United States

Died: August 19, 1959 in Milledgeville, GA, United States

McTell was a prolific 12-string blues guitarist and vocalist who recorded a great deal of 78s for the Victor, Columbia, ARC, OKeh, and Decca labels during the 1920s and '30s, often performing under pseudonyms. In 1940, the field recordist John A. Lomax located McTell working as a street performer in his homebase of Atlanta, Georgia, and recorded him for the Library of Congress. McTell's career revived briefly in 1949 when he recorded sessions for the Atlantic and Regal labels, but was never able to re-establish in these post-war years the level of fame he had enjoyed during the heyday of the "race records." McTell died of a stroke in 1959.


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