Deep Cuts From 1971: ‘Statesboro Blues’- The Allman Brothers Band. ‘Statesboro Blues’ was written way back in 1928 by bluesman Blind Willie McTell. Taj Mahal recorded a popular version in 1968 but the version that gets most of the attention came on the 1971 Allman Brothers Band album- At The Fillmore. Rolling Stone would rank it as #9 on their All Time Greatest Guitar Songs -list. Duane Allman- in the last months of his life- contributed unforgettable slide guitar riffs on this song which are still studied to this day.