Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Working Man Blues

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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee were performing together since 1939 -probably longer than any working blues or folk duo or group. The brand of blues that Mr. Terry and Mr. McGhee learned to play has been called Piedmont blues after the region in the Southeast. Unlike the blues performers of Mississippi and Texas, many of whom grew up in rigidly segregated societies and played exclusively for blacks, Piedmont bluesmen often lived near whites and learned to play a variety of tunes - ragtime, gospel, ballads, old minstrel show songs, even white hoedown music in addition to blues.

Disc One reflects two separate sessions; the first recorded in the late ‘50s and represents their acoustic blues. The second session was recorded in one three hour studio booking. in German while on tour. Disc Two consists of two live concerts from 1974 previously unreleased.


CD 1: Careless Love / Worried Life Blues / I’m Going Down Slow / Key To The Highway / That Good Old Jelly Roll / C. C. Rider / When The Saints Go Marching In / Don’t Want No Cornbread / Crawdad Hole / Raise A Rukus Tonight / I Can’t See Why My Baby Don’t Write To Me / Conversation With The River / I Feel So Good / Different Blues / Going To Kansas City / Freight Train / Sweetheart / I Got My Eyes On You / I Love You Baby, Please Don’t Go / Blues, Blues, Blues / Mean Woman Blues

CD 2: Ride and Roll / I Got A Woman / Sonny Recalls “Finian’s Rainbow” Audition / Hootin’ Blues / I Feel Alright Now / I Was Born With The Blues / Backwater Blues / One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show / Christina / You Gotta Be A Good Lover / Worry Worry Worry / Mama Mama Blues / The Things I Use To Do I Ain’t Going To Do No More / C.C. Rider / Burnt Child Afraid Of Fire (Intro) / Burnt Child Afraid Of Fire / Dissatisfied Blues / Gonna Find Me A Woman / Change The Locks On The Door / Walk On