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

Author: Michael Gray
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the time he died in 1959, Blind Willie McTell was almost forgotten. He had never had a hit record, and his days of playing on street corners for spare change were long gone. 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." Now this richly evocative and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Gray
ISBN: 9781569763353 1569763356
OCLC Number: 609845303
Description: 1 online resource (449 p.)
Contents: Front Cover; Family Tree; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; One; Two; Three; Four; Five; Six; Seven; Eight; Nine; Ten; Eleven; Twelve; Thirteen; Fourteen; Fifteen; Sixteen; Seventeen; Eighteen; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Copyright Acknowledgments; Thanks; Index; A Note on the Author; A Note on the Type.

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By the time he died in 1959, Blind Willie McTell was almost forgotten. He had never had a hit record, and his days of playing on street corners for spare change were long gone. 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." Now this richly evocative and wide-ranging biography illuminates for the first time the world of this elusive and fascinating figure, a blind man who made light of his disability and a performer who exploded e.

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