Singer/Guitarist Brownie McGhee and his life long musical partner, blind harp-man, Sonny Terry are best known as champions of the “Piedmont”-style blues pioneered by artists such as Blind Blake, Blind Willie McTell and Blind Boy Fuller. In the 1960s, they became icons of the folk-blues revival. The recording presented here however showcase a different chapter of the story… This is a collection of raw and rocking jump blues cut between 1947 and 1955 for juke boxes in black beer joints and dancehalls by the New Jersey-based Savoy Record company. – Essential blues recordings from one of the genres' most revered artists.
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry : "Sittin' pretty" (Back Country Blue, Oriole/Realm, 1956-1963) from Plexus Records on Vimeo.