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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Nothing But The Blues XXIII

Although I posted a wonderful Blind Willie McTell compilation earlier, called The Definitive Blind Willie McTell, I'll post this 23rd disc from this great collection as well. If not only to keep this series complete. For a long time there hasn't been much information about Eddie McTier's musical career. Eddie use of a wide variety of stage-names was partly to blame for this.
It was David Evans who published a lot new facts about Eddie after an interview with Eddie's first wife in 1977. According to this interview Eddie's first recordings date from 1927 for the RCA label Victor in Atlanta.
Some of the names Eddie used during his first recording years are: Blind Sammie for Columbia, Georgia Bill for OKeh records, Red Hot Willie Glaze for the Blackbird label and Blind Willie for Vocalion. If I have the dating correct this means that tracks 1, 3, 6 (October 31 1931, Atlanta) 2, 4, 5 (October 23 1931, Atlanta) are recorded as Georgia Bill. Tracks 7, 8, 9, 10 are probably recorded as Red Hot Willie Glaze. Tracks 11, 12, 15 (September 1933 14, New York) tracks 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (September 18 1931, New York) and tracks 21, 22. 23 and 24 (New York, September 19 1931) are all recorded as Blind Willie.

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