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The Folkways Years, 1944-1963 ()


While he's best known as guitarist Brownie McGhee's longtime partner, harmonica ace and vocalist Sonny Terry made many excellent recordings as a solo act, and also recorded with Blind Boy Fuller and others. The 17 songs on this anthology include Terry playing with McGhee's brother Sticks, Pete Seeger, and others, as well as several featuring Terry's biting harmonica and wry leads relating stories of failure, triumph, and resiliency, backed by McGhee's flickering but always audible guitar. The title is a bit misleading, ...

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  1. Old Jabo
  2. Goin' Down Slow
  3. Crow Jane Blues
  4. Harmonica With Slaps
  5. Pick a Bale of Cotton
  6. Dark Road
  7. Skip to My Lou
  8. The Woman Is Killing Me
  9. Jailhouse Blues
  10. Fox Chase/Right on That Shore
  11. Shortin' Bread
  12. Sweet Woman
  13. Lost John
  14. A Man Is Nothing But a Fool
  15. Poor Man (But a Good Man)
  16. I've Been Your Doggie Since I Been Your Man
  17. Custard Pie Blues
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The Folkways Years, 1944-1963
1992, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

UPC: 093074003329


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