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Preachin' the Blues

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Preachin' the Blues

Guitarist and singer Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee (1915–1996) was a leading proponent of Piedmont-style blues, a guitar style based on ragtime piano rhythms and associated with the Piedmont region of the Southeast United States. Saunders Terrell (1911–1986), better known as Sonny Terry, was a celebrated Piedmont blues harmonica player and singer. The two first collaborated in the early 1940s and continued their partnership for many years, touring and recording until 1980. This recording showcases the duo at the height of their musical skill. The selections on this session are more urban than previous efforts, and represent a move to a more sophisticated sound than previous sets by either musician.

The liner notes offer insight into the musical relationship between two giants of the blues.

Track Listing

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Better Day Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 3:05
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102
Confusion Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 3:20
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103
Dark Road Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:45
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104
John Henry Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 4:06
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105
Let Me Make a Little Money Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 3:47
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106
Old Jabo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:14
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201
I Love You, Baby Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:31
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202
Guitar Highway Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:37
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203
Heart in Sorrow Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 3:01
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204
Preachin' the Blues Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:34
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Can't Help Myself Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 3:19
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206
Best of Friends Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 3:14
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207
If You Lose Your Money Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 2:49
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