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Video: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee – Hootin’ the blues

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Saunders Terrell (1911 – 1986),  known as Sonny Terry, was a blind American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts. Terry had a long and varied career which included being in the 1947 original cast of the Broadway musical comedy, Finian’s Rainbow, a performance at Carnegie Hall, and appearances in The Color Purple directed by Steven Spielberg and with Brownie McGhee in the 1979 Steve Martin comedy The Jerk.

Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee (1915 – 1996) was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with Sonny Terry.

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One comment on “Video: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee – Hootin’ the blues

  1. Daniel Burston
    April 23, 2016

    Thanks, Michael. Weren’t they something?

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