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Blind Willie McTell

Primary Instrument: Guitar, 12-string

Born: May 5, 1898 | Died: August 19, 1959    

Blind Willie McTell

Blind Willie McTell was one of the great blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s. Displaying an extraordinary range on the twelve-string guitar, this Atlanta-based musician recorded more than 120 titles during fourteen recording sessions. His voice was soft and expressive, and his musical tastes were influenced by southern blues, ragtime, gospel, hillbilly, and popular music.

At a time when most blues musicians were poorly educated and rarely traveled, McTell was an exception. He could read and write music in Braille. He traveled often from Atlanta to New York City, frequently alone. As a person faced with a physical disability and social inequities, he expressed in his music a strong confidence in dealing with the everyday world....
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Source: Hal Jacobs

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    Atlanta Twelve String

    Past Perfect Silver Line
    1972

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