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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Nothing But The Blues XX

So, there it finally is, disc # 20, the second on Walter Brown McGhee. I already explained you the 'Blind Boy Fuller trick' used to start Brownie's career. And it worked. But must people will know Brownie McGhee from his cooperation with Sonny Terry. They where 'put together' by the same producer who used the 'Blind Boy Fuller trick': James Baxter Long. The two of them were such an instant hit that they probably were the must successful folk/blues duo of the 40's and 50's. The two moved to New York where they worked with people like Leadbelly, Gary Davis and Woody Guthrie. Walter also looked after young talent and later opened his 'Home Of The Blues Music School' in Harlem. One of the more famous proteges of Brownie was Alexander Seward, better known as Magic Slim.
Although Brownie continued a solo career after Sonny stopped, Brownie quit when Sonny died in 1986. Walter Brown McGhee died in 1996 in California.
This second disc still is about the 'pre-Sonny' era. Although all the songs are Walter Brownie McGhee originals tracks 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 and 24 are all recorded as Blind Boy Fuller (2). As a matter of fact the only 3 recordings on this disc not by Blind Boy Fuller (2) are recorded by Brother George and his Sanctified Fingers (tracks 6,7, and 8). This was a 'band' with Brownie McGhee, Jordan Webb and Robert Young, who was better known as Washboard Slim.

All these recordings date from 1941 and were either made in Chicago or New York.

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  • GREAT WORK scrooge!
    I am a regular to this site, and have been keenly following on the 'Nothing but the blues' series. thanks for all the wonderful music!

    By Anonymous Vic, at 8:54 pm  

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