quarta-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2008

BLIND WILLIE McTELL * 05/05/1898 - † 15/08/1959


Blind Willie McTell nascido William McTear foi um dos gigantes do Root Blues, atuando como intérprete e guitarrista. Nasceu em Thomson, Georgia e morreu em Milledgeville, Georgia.

McTell foi um Guitarrista ao estilo twelve-string finger picking que dava aquele efeito acústico que voces irão ver na canção abaixo postada. Gravou entre 1927 a 1955.

Cego de nascenca, adaptou-se à leitura em Braille, iniciando sua carreira em 1927 com um estilo singular, que variou do Blues Rural (Country Blues) ao Raw Blues do Delta do Mississippi. Sua carreira foi interrompida devido seu frágil estado de saúde, pois sofria de diabetes, e faleceu de ataque cardíaco, exatamente após um ano do falecimento da sua esposa de 24 anos.

Em 1981, Bob Dylan usou a Folk Melody "St. James Infirmary Blues" para escrever seu tributo para McTell .

"MAMA 'TAIN'T LONG FOR DAY" - BLIND WILLIE McTELL
(Gravado em 18 de Outubro de 1927, Atlanta, Georgia - Reg.40310-1
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Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low
Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low
Have you got the nerve to drive Papa McTell from your door?

My Ma died and left me reckless,
My Daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
Mother died and left me reckless,
Daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
No I'm not good looking but I'm some sweet woman's angel child.

She's a mighty mean woman, treatin' me this a-way
She's a mighty mean woman, treatin' me this a-way
When I leave this town, pretty Mama,
I'm goin' away to stay.

Once loved a woman, better than I'd ever seen
I once loved a woman, better than I'd ever seen
Treated me like I was a king, and she was a doggone queen.

Sister, tell your Brother
Brother tell your Aunty
Now Aunty tell your Uncle
Uncle tell my cousin now
Cousin tell my friends
Goin' to the country, Mama don't you want to go
May take me a fair brown, may take one or two more.

Big Eighty left Savannah,
Running, did not stop
You outta saw that colored fireman when he got some boiler hot
you can reach over in the corner Mama, hand me my travelling shoes
You know by that I got them Stateboro Blues.

Mama, Sister got 'em
Aunty got 'em
Brother got 'em
Friend got 'em
I got 'em
Woke up this morning, we had them Statesboro Blues
I looked over in the corner; Grandma and Grandpa had 'em too.

por: JoKa Blues

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