Mctell, Blind Willie / Trying To Get Home
Album: Trying To Get Home   Collection:Blues 12"
Artist:Mctell, Blind Willie   Added:Jun 2012
Label:Sutro Park  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-16 Pull Date: 2012-08-19 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Aug 5 Jul 22 Jul 1
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 07, 2015: Emergency Crew
Lord Have Mercy If You Please
4. Jul 18, 2012: The Thermonuclear bar
You Can't Get Stuff No More
2. Jul 29, 2012: Sreet Hassle
Hide Me In The Bosom
5. Jun 30, 2012: blues with a feelin'
Hide Me In The Bosom
3. Jul 20, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Don't Forget It, Trying To Get Home
6. Jun 29, 2012: The Songsmith Show
You Can't Get Stuff No More

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2012-06-11
Reissue of 1949 release. McTell’s influence is wide: his ‘Statesboro Blues’ was done by the early Allman Brothers Band, Bob Dylan penned a song entitled ‘Blind Willie McTell’ with the lyrics ‘nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell’, and the White Stripes covered ‘Southern Can Mama’ on their album DeStijl. McTell played country blues with elements of Piedmont Blues, jazz stylings and some ragtime (much of side 2 here is in these styles). Many of these songs are gospel, which was rare for him to play in his earlier days. A very fine collection. All worth a play. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Side 1
1. *Mid. Upbeat w/ strong guitar.
2. *Mid. Jazzy w/ a driving beat.
3. Mid. Nice vocal delivery w/ trills.
4. Mid. Take 2 of song #3 above. Different w/ high register humming of a backing singer.
5. *Mid. Another w/ backing singing. McTell’s voice soars. Nice guitar.

Side 2
6. *Slow / Mid. A bit jazzy w/ really nice guitar work and soaring vocal.
7. *Mid. Title track. Upbeat w/ driving guitar and backing vocals.
8. *MId. Upbeat jazzy song w/ backing vocal. Great stuff.
9. *Mid / Fast. Upbeat w/ backing vocal, great guitar w/ McTell egging on his partner.
10. *MId. Backing vocal, guitars ablaze, great harmonizing.
11. *Slow / Mid. Dirge w/ steady guitar beat, great singing.

Track Listing
1. Hide Me In The Bosom   6. It's My Desire
2. Honey It Must Be Love   7. Trying To Get Home
3. Sending Up My Timber (Tk. 1)   8. Don't Forget It
4. Sending Up My Timber (Tk. 2)   9. Good Little Thing
5. Lord Have Mercy If You Please   10. You Can't Get Stuff No More
  11. Pal Of Mine (Tk. 2)