Thursday, May 29, 2014

YOU MAY TRUST ME BUDDY,
BUT I WON’T TRUST YOU

Blind Willie McTell and Curley Weaver were running partners around Atlanta from the mid-20s up into their later days in the 50s. They appeared on each other’s recordings and, as here, shared repertoires. First up, Curley’s jaunty late 40s update of a song Willie recorded in 1930 as “Talking to Myself” which follows.



Curley Weaver & His Guitar • Ticket Agent • 1949





Blind Sammie • Talking To Myself • 1930

2 comments:

  1. Every time you post one of the Blues Classics or Yazoo albums, I have to say how great the sound is! I like both of today's selections, but especially Curley Weaver's. The tune itself is so familiar to me that it must be one of those that's been borrowed/adapted numerous times over the decades. It's right on the tip of my tongue, but I can't think quite remember which one I'm most familiar with.

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    1. Thanks, Marie. "Ticket Agent" is a long time favorite, freshly dubbed from a clean copy of the BC LP. Pretty good 78 remastering for the mid-60s. The Blind Willie is from a 2004 Yazoo CD. "Doggone my soul, how I love them old songs."—Mickey Newbury

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