STATESBORO BLUES

Latest update on 15/01/2016

Artist: Blind Willie McTell
Author: Willie McTell
Label: Victor
Year: 1928

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.

Covers:

1947:

Bob & Leroy [in Mississippi State Pen - Parchman]

1964:

Holy Modal Rounders

1965:

Rising Sons [with Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal]

1966:

Tom Rush

1967:

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]

1967:

Youngbloods

1969:

Elmore Gantry's Velvet Opera

1971:

Allman Brothers Band

1972:

Roy Book Binder

1975:

Deep Purple

1977:

Pat Travers

1992:

Hans Olson

1992:

Medford Slim

1996:

Johnny Jenkins

1997:

Dave Van Ronk

1998:

Rory Block

1998:

Chris Smither

1999:

Charlie Daniels Band

2000:

Dan Fogelberg

2006:

Dion

2009:

John Hammond

The Allmans learned this song from Taj Mahal's first lp. Besides, like McTell, The Allmans hail from Georgia.

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