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Sonny Terry's New Sound: Jawharp in Blues and Folk Music: With Brownie McGhee and J. C. Burris

Sonny Terry's New Sound: Jawharp in Blues and Folk Music: With Brownie McGhee and J. C. Burris

Best known for his blues harmonica recordings, Sonny Terry joins friends Brownie McGhee and J.C. Burris to explore the range of the jawharp (also known as Jew’s harp or mouth harp) in blues and American folk music. According to producer Charles Edward Smith, Terry’s vocal responses to the sounds of the jawharp, one of the world’s oldest musical instruments, recall traditional African and African-American call-and-response patterns, which influenced the blues music of Terry’s generation. 13 tracks, 45 minutes, with liner notes which include the history of the jawharp, Sonny Terry's musical background, and song descriptions.

Track Listing

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Shortnin' Bread Sonny Terry 2:00
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102
Oh, What a Beautiful City Sonny Terry 2:45
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103
Whoop and Holler Sonny Terry 2:23
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104
My Baby's Gone Sonny Terry 5:14
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105
Dirty Mistreater Sonny Terry 3:03
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106
Pick a Bale of Cotton Sonny Terry 2:52
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107
I've Been Your Doggie Since I've Been Your Man Sonny Terry 3:57
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201
Skip to My Lou Sonny Terry 3:41
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202
Crow Jane Sonny Terry 3:24
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203
Blues from Everywhere Sonny Terry 5:36
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204
Fox Chase Sonny Terry 1:42
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205
Harmonica Blues Sonny Terry 4:42
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206
Bottle Up and Go Sonny Terry 3:15

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