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- BLUES CHARACTERS, a prestigious new 30-volume collection, invites the listener to discover the work of the great men and women who made blues history; the pioneers of one of the greatest musical adventures of the twentieth century. Released as an 3-panel Digipack, each volume of the collection includes 2 CDs (nearly 2 1/2 hours of listening) and is accompanied by a 36-page booklet containing biographies and notes in French and English, with original photos and illustrations. Blues Characters will make a truly wonderful addition to any blues collection. The first 10 volumes of this authoritative collection are presented here, with 20 further volumes to follow in 2016.
The phrase ‘Atlanta King of the Twelve String Guitar’ shows the fascination Blind Willie McTell’s music exerted over his audience, making him the most emblematic blues musician in Georgia. His work logically (and unfairly?) overshadowed that produced by many of his peers along the East Coast, even though they were fairly major artists themselves. McTell alone cannot be blamed for this state of affairs, especially since he was in fact happy to work with anyone he bumped into. Modest, but aware of his talent, and a subtle storyteller, McTell provided the blues world with some sophisticated and unique compositions. He alone incarnated the East Coast Blues just as Robert Johnson was the figurehead of the Delta blues.
- BLIND WILLIE McTELL
- 2 CD - 2h 33mn 36s
release date. 2015-10-30