TRYING TO GET HOME is the complete 1940 Library of Congress recordings in chronological order of Blind Willie McTell. These are his blues song compositions and arrangements. This is the first time for these songs to appear on CD, and Document Records with the help of Johnny Parth have done an excellent job on bringing this early blues singer back into the blues limelight.
There are 15 songs on this CD. The listeners will be delighted with the blues sound of Blind Willie McTell.
Some of these unique blues songs include "Just As Well Get Ready," "You Got To Die," "Climbing High Mountains," "Trying To Get Home," "Delia," "Dying Crapshooter s Blues," "Will Fox," "Monolgue on Himself," "King Edward Blues," "Chainey" (a variant on Stavin Chain, a black folklore hero known for his sexual powers), among others. Each song captures the essence of McTell as a blues singer.
If you like blues, you will enjoy Blind Willie McTell in this excellent collection. TRYIN TO GET HOME is McTell at his finest! TRYING TO GET HOME is an excellent blues compilation.
Blind Willie McTell played a 12-string guitar while performing his vocals. Highly recommended blues vocals, full of life and the blues.