The Folkways Years, 1944-1963

The Folkways Years, 1944-1963

by Sonny Terry


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The Folkways Years, 1944-1963

While he's best known as guitarist Brownie McGhee's longtime partner, harmonica ace and vocalist Sonny Terry made many excellent recordings as a solo act, and also recorded with Blind Boy Fuller and others. The 17 songs on this anthology include Terry playing with McGhee's brother Sticks, Pete Seeger, and others, as well as several featuring Terry's biting harmonica and wry leads relating stories of failure, triumph, and resiliency, backed by McGhee's flickering but always audible guitar. The title is a bit misleading, since the earliest date for any session is 1946 (one number), and most are done between 1955 and 1959.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1992
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074003329
catalogNumber: 40033
Rank: 104481

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Terry   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Jew's Harp,Vocals
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee   Harmonica,Vocals
Pete Seeger   Banjo,Vocals
J.C. Burris   Vocals
Brownie McGhee   Guitar,Vocals
William Edward Cook   Washboard
Sticks McGhee   Guitar
Coyall McMahan   Maracas,Marimbas
Gene Moore   Drums
Frank Robertson   Bass

Technical Credits

J.C. Burris   Sound Effects
William Edward Cook   Sound Effects
Matt Walters   Reissue Producer
Alan Yoshida   Remixing
Anthony Seeger   Reissue Producer
Kip Lornell   Liner Notes
Carol Hardy   Cover Design
Traditional   Composer

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