Charlie McCoy: Too Long (Vocalion 1712)

“Papa” Charlie McCoy was one of the greatest of the pre-war blues mandolinists. Whether on his own or with Bo Carter, the Mississippi MudSteppers, the Mississippi Sheiks, his brother Kansas Joe McCoy, Ishman Bracey, or Tommy Johnson, McCoy’s mandolin and guitar playing can be heard on several influential sides that popularized blues in the early to mid 1930s. One of McCoy’s most popular compositions was “Too Long” which showed up in multiple incarnations. One of my favorites was recorded in 1932 on Vocalion 1712. McCoy’s mandolin is front and center, weaving in and out of the vocal. Beautiful stuff. I’m providing tablature/music to this cut to give indication of the type of downloads you can have as a member of the Tab Members site. Here is the download for Charlie McCoy Too Long Vocalion 1712.