Sonny & Brownie
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
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||People Get Ready||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||3:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bring It on Home to Me||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Bring out the Boogie in Me||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sail Away||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||3:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sonny's Thing||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||White Boy Lost in the Blues||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||5:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Battle Is Over (But the War Goes On)||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Walkin My Blues Away||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Big Wind (Is a' Comin')||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jesus Gonna Make It Alright||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||God and Man||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On the Road Again||Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee||6:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
In a way, this is the veteran duo's version of Fathers and Sons, a meeting of old black bluesmen with young white admirers that Muddy Waters and Otis Spann cut with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. John Mayall and John Hammond, Jr. are among the "youngsters" on this powerful statement that includes a definitive version of Randy Newman's wickedly subtle anti-slavery tune "Sail Away." Sonny Terry's trademark whoops are energizing. The repartee between him and Brownie McGhee might convince you they were fast friends if you didn't know otherwise.
Bring it on home to me...
I was given this record when I was 6 years old (1976) and it's still as fresh and homespun as it was the first time I heard it! A great introduction to the folk blues sound, People Get Ready, The Battle Is Over, & On The Road again are sweet social commentary without coming off as preachy while being backed up by some top shelf pickers (Papa John Creach, John Mayall, John Hammond Jr. etc) just solidify the greatness of this record. A worthwile addition to any blues fan's collection! You won't be dissapointed!
Sonny Terry & Browie McGee
Every song on this CD/Album is INCREDIBLE!! I was given this album thirty some years ago and it still blows me away at just how diverse the songs sound (you won't be bored after the fourth song). I totally agree with Gemstar1973's review. This is a MUST BUY for anyone's blues collection (especially Harp players). (John Lee Hooker's Friends CD is another great pick.)
The real stuff
I bought this in a record store on the south side of Chicago as a naive first year student. I asked the clerk to recommend a good blues album, and he handed me this. Years later I still adore this album.
Born: November 30, 1915 in Knoxville, TN
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s