Blind street musician from Atlanta, Georgia. Statesboro, GA was where he attended an ill reputed institute where blind and mentally retarded were treated together. Recorded by Ralph Peer during the same session he cut Jimmie Rodgers's Waiting For A Train. See also: Mama 't Ain't Long For Day.
Bob & Leroy [in Mississippi State Pen - Parchman]
Rising Sons [with Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal]
Taj Mahal [on debut album (with Jesse Ed Davis) and in UK on compilation The Rock Machine Turns You On; turned Duane Allman on to start playing slide guitar]
The Allmans learned this song from Taj Mahal's first lp. Besides, like McTell, The Allmans hail from Georgia.