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McTell, Blind Willielocked

(05 May 1898?–19 August 1959)
  • Barry Pearson
  •  and Bill McCulloch

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McTell, Blind Willie (05 May 1898?–19 August 1959), blues artist, was born Willie Samuel McTell near Thomson, Georgia, the son of Minnie Watkins and Eddie McTell. Probably blind from birth, he was one of two children. His birth date remains obscure; some sources report 5 May 1901, but in a 1940 recorded interview, folklorist ...

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