"Nobody can sing the blues
Like Blind Willie McTell"
~ Bob Dylan
Blind Willie McTell
American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist William Samuel McTell was born on May 5, 1901 in Thomson, Georgia.
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."
~ Statesboro Blues
Blind Willie McTell, Composer
Blind Willie McTell died in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1959.
The Allman Brothers Band recorded "Statesboro Blues" in New York in 1971. At The Filmore remains one of the best-selling records in the band's catalogue.
The White Stripes dedicated their 2000 album De Stijl to McTell and covered his song "Your Southern Can Is Mine"
MY MUSICAL LIFE
By Carl P. McConnell
McConnell talks about the Carter Family, Doc & Carl,