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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell

 
 
Author
Michael Gray.
Publisher Chicago Review  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9781556529757
Pages/Publication Date 434/2009
Daedalus Item Code 61746
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(Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography) By the time he died in 1959, Blind Willie McTell was almost forgotten; his days of playing on street corners for spare change were long gone, and none of his recordings had been hits. But this masterful guitarist and exquisite singer has since become one of the most loved musicians of the prewar period, spurring Bob Dylan to write, "Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell." Also the biographer of Frank Zappa and author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, Michael Gray here illuminates the world of this elusive and fascinating figure, a blind man who made light of his disability and a performer who exploded every stereotype about blues musicians.

"Blind Willie McTell may be the most important Georgia bluesman to be recorded in the first half of the 20th century, but so little information about him has survived that, for Gray, who's previously written about Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa, getting the story is itself part of that story, making this less a biography of the blind musician than a memoir of the effort to uncover his past. At its best, the results are colorful anecdotes about Gray and his status as a British tourist in rural Georgia, where being neither a Yankee nor a white Southerner usually makes it easy for him to get along (save for one disturbing encounter with a state prison security detail).... He is quick to acknowledge where the facts leave off and his speculations begin, and unafraid to offer critical judgment, especially when it comes to evaluating the racist culture in which McTell lived."Publishers Weekly

 
 
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