Kate McTell

Kate McTell (born Ruthy Kate Williams; August 22, 1911 – October 3, 1991) was an American blues musician and nurse from Jefferson County, Georgia. She is known primarily as the former wife of the blues musician Blind Willie McTell, whom she accompanied vocally on several recordings. She may have recorded as Ruby Glaze, but there is some uncertainty about whether she and Glaze were the same person, despite the fact that she claimed to be Glaze.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 22nd, 1911 (Savannah), Died October 3rd, 1991

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca C 9934 10-in. 4/23/1935 Ain't it grand to be a Christian Blind Willie McTell vocalist  
Decca C 9936 10-in. 4/23/1935 Don't let nobody turn you 'round Blind Willie McTell vocalist  
Decca C 9937 10-in. 4/23/1935 I got religion, I'm so glad Blind Willie McTell vocalist  
Decca C 9944 10-in. 4/23/1935 Dying gambler-1 Blind Willie McTell vocalist  
Decca C 9945 10-in. 4/23/1935 God don't like it-1 Blind Willie McTell vocalist  
Decca C 9954 10-in. 4/25/1935 Ticket agent blues-2 Blind Willie McTell vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McTell, Kate," accessed April 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330893.

McTell, Kate. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330893.

"McTell, Kate." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330893

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