Country Blues Troubadours 1938-1948 (5CD)

Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee

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5
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Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Blues
Label
JSP
Released
November 24, 2003

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Although originally from North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee came to prominence in New York City, where they teamed up in 1941, at first with their unique brand of country blues, which established them on the city's folk scene alongside the likes of Lead Belly, Josh White and Woody Guthrie, then as urban R&B recording artists. They then took the blues to Europe and beyond, where they were celebrated for their virtuosity, wit and professionalism for years into the 1970s.

This 5CD 125-track collection traces the early solo careers of both musicians and their initial partnership, also including their controversial post World War II work, when they were briefly suspected of Communist sympathies. Also featured are other musical luminaries such as Blind Boy Fuller, Washboard Slim, Pops Foster, Champion Jack Dupree and Baby Dodds: Sonny & Brownie always kept good musical company.

Brilliant remastering and Neil Slaven's expert sleeve notes help bring alive an important era with greater clarity than ever before, all at JSP's customary competitive price.

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Key Value
Catalogue number JSPCD7721
Barcode 0788065772123
Number of items 5
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 385g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Mountain Blues - Sonny Terry -
2. The New John Henry - Sonny Terry -
3. Fox Chase - Sonny Terry -
4. Lost John - Sonny Terry -
5. Train Whistle Blues - Sonny Terry -
6. New Love Blues - Sonny Terry -
7. Harmonica Blues - Sonny Terry -
8. Harmonica And Washboard Breakdown - Sonny Terry -
9. Harmonica Stomp - Sonny Terry -
10. Harmonica And Washboard Blues - Sonny Terry -
11. Fourty-Four Whistle Blues - Sonny Terry -
12. Blowing The Blues - Sonny Terry -
13. Touch It Up And Go - Sonny Terry -
14. Picking My Tomatoes -
15. Me And My Dog Blues -
16. Born For Bad Luck -
17. I'm Calling Daisy -
18. Step It Up And Go -
19. My Barkin' Bulldog Blues -
20. Let Me Tell You 'Bout My Baby -
21. Poison Woman Blues -
22. Back Door Stranger -
23. Be Good To Me -
24. Not Guilty Blues -
25. Coal Miner Blues -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Step It Up And Go No. 2 -
2. Money Spending Woman -
3. Death Of Blind Boy Fuller (Alt. Tk.) -
4. Death Of Blind Boy Fuller -
5. Got To Find My Little Woman -
6. I'm A Black Woman's Man (Alt. Tk.) -
7. I'm A Black Woman's Man -
8. Dealing With The Devil -
9. Double Trouble (Take 1) -
10. Double Trouble (Take 2) -
11. Woman I'm Done -
12. Key To My Door -
13. Million Lonesome Women -
14. Ain't No Tellin' -
15. Try Me One More Time -
16. I Want To See Jesus - Brother George And His Sanctified Singers -
17. Done What My Lord Said - Brother George And His Sanctified Singers -
18. I Want King Jesus - Brother George And His Sanctified Singers -
19. What Will I Do (Without The Lord) - Brother George And His Sanctified Singers -
20. Key To The Highway 70 (Take 1) -
21. Key To The Highway 70 (Take 2) -
22. I Don't Believe In Love -
23. So Much Trouble -
24. Goodbye Now -
25. Jealous Of My Woman -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Unfair Blues -
2. Barbecue Any Old Time -
3. Workingman's Blues -
4. Sinful Disposition Woman -
5. Back Home Blues -
6. Deep Sea Diver -
7. It Must Be Love -
8. Swing, Soldier, Swing (Take 1) -
9. Swing, Soldier, Swing (Take 2) -
10. John Henry - Sonny Terry -
11. Fox Chase - Sonny Terry -
12. Fox Chase - Sonny Terry -
13. The Red Cross Store - Sonny Terry -
14. Sweet Woman - Sonny Terry -
15. Fox Chase - Sonny Terry -
16. That's The Stuff (Watch Out) - Sonny Terry -
17. Knockabout Blues (Carolina Blues) - Sonny Terry -
18. Easy Ridin' Buggy - Sonny Terry -
19. Women Lover Blues - Sonny Terry -
20. Run Away Woman - Sonny Terry -
21. Shake Down - Sonny Terry -
22. Movin' To Kansas City - Brownie And Sticks McGhee -
23. Railroad Bill - Brownie And Sticks McGhee -
24. Rocks In My Bed - Brownie And Sticks McGhee -
25. Tennessee Shuffle - Brownie And Sticks McGhee -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Precious Lord Hold My Hand - Brownie And Sticks McGhee -
2. If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again - Brownie And Sticks McGhee -
3. Rum Cola Papa -
4. Mean Old Frisco -
5. Sportin' Life Blues -
6. Worried Life Blues -
7. Brownie's Guitar Boogie -
8. Lovin' With A Feeling -
9. Night Time Is The Right Time -
10. Bad Blood -
11. I Don't Care -
12. Big Legged Woman -
13. B.M. Blues -
14. Evil But Kindhearted -
15. Seaboard And Southern -
16. Dissatified Woman -
17. How Can I Love You -
18. Hello Blues -
19. Whoopin' The Blues - Sonny Terry -
20. Leavin' Blues - Sonny Terry -
21. Riff And Harmonica Jump - Sonny Terry -
22. All Alone Blues - Sonny Terry -
23. Me And My Dog -
24. Pawnshop Blues -
25. The Way I Feel -

Disc 5

Track Listing — Disc 5

Song Title Time
1. Go On Blues -
2. Auto Mechanic Blues -
3. I'm Talking About It -
4. Dollar Bill -
5. Country Boy Boogie -
6. Harmonica Rag - Sonny Terry -
7. Screamin' And Cryin' Blues - Sonny Terry -
8. Beer Garden Blues - Sonny Terry -
9. Worried Man Blues - Sonny Terry -
10. Aunt Jane's Blues -
11. Mabelle -
12. So Long Baby -
13. Poor Boy Blues -
14. Custard Pie Blues - Sonny Terry -
15. Early Morning Blues - Sonny Terry -
16. Crow Jane's Blues - Sonny Terry -
17. Hot-Headed Woman - Sonny Terry -
18. Wrong Man Blues -
19. Married Woman Blues -
20. Robbie-Doby Boogie -
21. My Fault -
22. Brown Mule Blues -
23. Hard Bed Blues -
24. My Bulldog Blues -
25. Gin Headed Woman -