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Blues with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee
Blues with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

"I’ve never had the blues," says Brownie McGhee in an interview with famed oral historian, Studs Terkel, "the blues has always had me." The trio of legendary bluesmen played, talked, and traded stories with Terkel until the early hours of the morning in the studio of Chicago’s WFMT radio station, creating a historic and memorable experience. Big Bill Broonzy had the idea of putting this session together in order "to reveal the uniqueness of each man’s blues as a reflection of the uniqueness of each man’s life," as noted in the extensive liner notes to what would be Broonzy’s last recording for Folkways Records.

Track Listing

101
Key to the Highway Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee 3:18
102
What are the Blues Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee 3:20
103
Blood River Blues (Brownie's Blues) Big Bill Broonzy and Brownie McGhee 1:17
104
Crow Jane Blues Sonny Terry 2:41
105
Willie May Big Bill Broonzy 4:39
106
Daisy / Louise Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee 6:45
107
Shuffle Rag Big Bill Broonzy 2:05
201
The Blues Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee 6:37
202
Talk on the Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1:24
203
Talk on the Spirituals Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee 0:34
204
Oh, What a Beautiful City Sonny Terry 2:36
205
I'm Going To Tell God How You Treat Me (I'm Going to Sit at the Welcome Table) Brownie McGhee 4:14
206
Hush, Somebody Is Calling Me Big Bill Broonzy 4:20
207
When the Saints Go Marching In Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee 3:46

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