Blind Willie McTell & Curley Weaver - Don't Forget It: The Post-War Years 1949-1950 (CD)

SKU: BDCD-6014

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Presenting the Curley Weaver session(s) for the 'Sittin' in With' label of late 1949, early 1950 & the McTell-Weaver session for Regal in 1950.

This disc presents the Curley Weaver session(s) for the 'Sittin' in With' label of late 1949 or early 1950 and the McTell-Weaver session for Regal in 1950. Their voices are a bit worn from over two decades of daily performing and travel under not always the best of conditions, but their talents are otherwise undiminished. Weaver's 'Sittin' in With' tracks appear to represent the core of his repertoire and show him deeply embedded in the Georgia blues tradition, with a particular debt to McTell. Two of the tracks have a second guitarist, who plays a six-stringed instrument and appears not to have been McTell. Contrary to some published reports, McTell and Weaver both play guitars on all of the Regal recordings except two takes of a slow gospel song. McTell is the dominant vocalist. His secular material is a typically eclectic mix of new versions of blues he had recorded earlier, adaptations of blues hits by other artists, and pop standards Of McTell's pieces derived from recordings by other artists, 'Don't Forget It' is based on a 1939 Tampa Red record, but McTell and Weaver give it an almost proto-rockabilly treatment worthy of the Everly Brothers. The politically incorrect 'A to Z Blues' was a piece McTell would record again in 1956, but it goes back to a 1924 record by Butterbeans and Susie. Curley Weaver's four blues are a similar mixture of original and derivative material. In this session Blind Willie McTell made his first commercial recordings of older popular songs. The fact that McTell recorded seven spiritual tunes is indicative of his turn toward religion in his late years. The remaining four religious songs presented here are gospel compositions of the 1930s that were widely recorded in the post-war years.


Cast & Crew


Track Listing

    • Don't Forget It
    • A To Z Blues
    • Good Little Thing
    • You Can't Get Stuff No More
    • Love Changin' Blues
    • Savannah Mama
    • Talkin' To You Mama
    • East St. Louis
    • Wee Midnight Hours
    • She Don't Treat Me Good No More
    • Brownskin Women
    • I Keep On Drinking
    • Pal Of Mine (take 1)
    • Pal Of Mine (take 2)
    • Honey It Must Be
    • Sending Up My Timber (take 1)
    • Sending Up My Timber (take 2)
    • Lord Have Mercy If You Please
    • Trying To Get Home (Climbing High Mountains)
    • River Jordan
    • How About You
    • It's My Desire (take 1)
    • It's My Desire (take 2)
    • Hide Me in Thy Bosom
    • My Baby's Gone
    • Ticket Agent
    • Some Rainy Day
    • Trixie

    Additional Details

    Label: Document Records

    Genre: Blues

    Language: English

    Run Time: 75 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 06/03/22

    UPC: 714298601428

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