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 exclusively use twelve-string guitars. 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 Charlie Patton. McTell embodied a variety of musical styles, including blues, ragtime, religious music, and hokum.
|Dying Crapshooter's Blues||3:12|
|If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down|
w/ Blind Willie Johnson
|Death Cell Blues||3:08|
|Searching the Desert for the Blues||3:09|
|St. Louis Blues|
w/ Ruth Mary Willis, Weaver & Beasley