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Blind Willie McTell

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Biography

Blind Willie McTell (born William Samuel McTier; May 5, 1898 – August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, although, unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen. His vocal style, a smooth and often laid-back tenor, differed greatly from many of the harsher voice types employed by Delta bluesmen, such as Charley Patton. McTell embodied a variety of musical styles, including blues, ragtime, religious music and hokum.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    Delia, Delia, how can it be?
    You love that old rounder, but you don't love me
    Well, that's one more rounder gone
    Delia, Delia sitting all around
    Some of your old rounders gonna pay my way back home
    Delia  -  116,423 plays
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    Yes now, wake up mama, turn your lamp down low.
    Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low.
    Have you got the nerve to drive poor papa Taj from your door?
    Woke up this mornin' baby, I had them Statesboro blues.
    Statesboro Georgia, that is.
    Statesboro Blues  -  101,862 plays
  3. Southern Can Is Mine  -  53,395 plays
  4. Broke Down Engine Blues  -  40,309 plays
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    I got the dark night blues
    I'm feeling awful bad
    I got the dark night blues
    Mama, I'm feeling awful bad
    That's the worst ol' feeling
    Dark Night Blues  -  34,601 plays
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