Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

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Sing

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

Vinyl Lovers

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LPS 151814

6785494

BLUES

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LP 12,39 €

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

This essential LP edition includes one of Terry & McGhee’s finest albums as a duo, which was recorded during their most inspired years: the masterpiece "Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Sing", originally released in 1958 by the Folkways label. Drummer Gene Moore accompanied the legendary blues duo on this inspired set. Highlights include the opener “Better Day,” the traditional folk song “John Henry,” “Preaching the Blues,” and “Old Jabo” (the latter a minstrel tune). Sonny sings a tribute to Huddie Ledbetter (“Leadbelly”) in “Best of Friends,” a tune he also recorded on the Bluesville label.

In addition to the original masterpiece, this Vinyl Lovers collector’s edition includes 2 bonus tracks performed by the duo in the early 1950s, consisting of their personal readings of the great traditional songs “The Midnight Special” and “Raise a Ruckus Tonight.”

PERSONNEL:

SONNY TERRY: vocals & harmonica
BROWNIE McGHEEB, vocals & guitar
plus GENE MOORE, drums

Recorded by Moses Asch in New York, probably November 1957 or early 1958.

(*) Bonus tracks: The Folkmasters, featuring Sonny Terry (vocals & harmonica), Brownie McGhee (vocals & guitar), and Coyal McMahan (maracas).
Recording date (probably the early 1950s) and location are unknown.

SIDE 1:

01. BETTER DAY
02. CONFUSION
03. DARK ROAD
04. JOHN HENRY
05. MAKE A LITTLE MONEY
06. OLD JABO
07. THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (*)

SIDE 2:

01. IF YOU LOSE YOUR MONEY
02. GUITAR HIGHWAY
HEART IN SORROW
PREACHIN’ THE BLUES
CAN’T HELP MYSELF
BEST OF FRIENDS
BOOGIE BABY
RAISE A RUCKUS TONIGHT (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS