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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee were the most beloved and influential duo in blues history. Saunders “Sonny” Terrell (1911-1986) was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Walter Brown”Brownie” McGhee (1915-1996) in Knoxville, Tennessee. Terry was blind, and McGhee walked with a pronounced limp. They met in 1939 while busking in Durham, North Carolina. Terry was playing harmonica for singer-guitarist Blind Boy Fuller, while singer-guitarist McGhee was performing with harmonica player Jordan Webb. They hooked up again in 1941, following Fuller’s death, and made their first record together three years later. They played for tips on New York City streets for a time and appeared at many left-wing rallies and benefits with Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, and other folksingers

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Article: Interview

Ry Cooder: Music Can Bring People Together

Read "Ry Cooder: Music Can Bring People Together" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


The world of music is better because Ry Cooder is in it. He is now among a small handful of artists writing the book on how to keep pushing musical boundaries past the age of senior citizenship, continuing to take chances and exploring. His whole career has been incredibly varied and characterized by exploration, sitting on ...

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News: Recording

Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

On March 2nd, the world mourned the passing of Chris Barber OBE. A British Jazz pioneer who performed for over seven decades until his retirement in 2019, Barber was a transformational figure in the UK music scene. He unlocked the door for a new generation of renowned musicians who in turn, continue to inspire on a ...

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Easy Rider

Featuring the music of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Duration: 3:43

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee on the TV program Rainbow Quest with Pete Seeger.

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