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Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee / Conversation With The River - Blues

Conversation With The River - Blues

Although these blues bards first met back in 1939, they first performed together in 1950 at the "Leadbelly Memorial Concert". Since then, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee have played the world over. Their memorable performances at the American Folk & Blues Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, a tour of India (in 1960!), and extensive record albums have made their name a household synonym for the blues.

Like many black musicians in the USA, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee did their fair share of menial labor before they were finally able to live from music alone. They hustled the streets of New York selling love potions and voodoo charms, and once even shared a supporting role in Tennessee William’s "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". In his later years, Brownie McGhee founded a school in Harlem, aptly called "Home of the Blues". Sonny Terry has long been known as one of the greatest masters of the country blues harp. Brownie McGhee is, without doubt, one of the greatest guitarists in the history of folk blues.

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