Brownie McGhee Discography

1944 (age 29)

Brownie McGhee With Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Walter Brown (vocals)
NYC, December 12, 1944
S5760That's The Stuff (Watch Out)Savoy 5533, 826
S5761Knockabout Blues (Carolina Blues)-
S5762Easy Ridin' BuggySavoy 5534
S5763Women Lover Blues-
S5764Run Away Women (Hootin' The Blues)Savoy 5549, 850
S5765Shake Down (Shake Down Blues)-
S5766I Don'tunissued
* Savoy 5533   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - That's The Stuff / Knockabout Blues
* Savoy 826   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Watch Out / Carolina Blues
* Savoy 5534   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Easy Ridin' Buggy / Women Lover Blues
* Savoy 5549   Sonny Terry - Run Away Women / Shake Down
* Savoy 850   Sonny Terry - Hootin' The Blues / Shake Down Blues

1947 (age 32)

Brownie McGhee

Champion Jack Dupree (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Baby Dodds (drums)
NYC, May 28, 1947
S3428Auto Mechanic BluesSavoy 5538
S3429I'm Talking About ItSavoy 5541
S3430Dollar Bill-
S3431Country Boy BoogieSavoy 5538
* Savoy 5538   Brownie McGhee - Auto Mechanic Blues / Country Boy Boogie
* Savoy 5541   Brownie McGhee - I'm Talking About It / Dollar Bill

Brownie McGhee

Melvin Merritt (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Arthur Herbert (drums)
NYC, August 5, 1947
S3436First And Fifteenth StuffSavoy 5548
S3437Three Woman BluesSavoy 5565
S3438Running Away From LoveSavoy 5559
S3439Good Thing GoneSavoy 5561
* Savoy 5548   Brownie McGhee - First And Fifteenth Stuff / Mabelle
* Savoy 5565   Brownie McGhee - Three Woman Blues / Poor Boy Blues
* Savoy 5559   Brownie McGhee - Running Away From Love / Wrong Man Blues
* Savoy 5561   Brownie McGhee - New Baseball Boogie / Good Thing Gone

Brownie McGhee

possibly Melvin Merritt (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Arthur Herbert (drums)
NYC, October 20, 1947
S3456Aunt Jane Bluesunissued
S3457MabelleSavoy 5548
S3458So Long Babyunissued
S3459Poor Boy BluesSavoy 5565
* Savoy 5548   Brownie McGhee - First And Fifteenth Stuff / Mabelle
* Savoy 5565   Brownie McGhee - Three Woman Blues / Poor Boy Blues

Brownie McGhee

Melvin Merritt (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Curly Russell (bass) Arthur Herbert (drums)
NYC, December 19, 1947
S3507Good Roller BluesSavoy 714
S3508Wrong Man BluesSavoy 5559
S3509I Know My BabySavoy 714
S3510-2Married Woman BluesSavoy 5551
* Savoy 714   Brownie McGhee - Good Roller Blues / I Know My Baby
* Savoy 5559   Brownie McGhee - Running Away From Love / Wrong Man Blues
* Savoy 5551   Brownie McGhee - My Fault / Married Woman Blues

1948

Brownie McGhee

Hal Singer (tenor saxophone) Lannie Scott (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Franklin Skeete (bass) Heywood Jackson (drums)
NYC, spring 1948
S35-112-2Robbie-Doby BoogieSavoy 5550
S35-113-1My FaultSavoy 5551
S35-114Brown Mule Bluesunissued
S35-115-1Hard Bed BluesSavoy 5550
* Savoy 5550   Brownie McGhee - Robbie-Doby Boogie / Hard Bed Blues
* Savoy 5551   Brownie McGhee - My Fault / Married Woman Blues

Brownie McGhee

George Rhodes (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Gene Ramey (bass) Arthur Herbert (drums)
NYC, December 20, 1948
S23013Sweet Loverunissued
S23014Brownie's New Worried Life BluesSavoy 747
S23015I Was FooledSavoy 5557
S23016Confused-
* Savoy 747   Brownie McGhee - Brownie's New Worried Life Blues / C.C. Baby
* Savoy 5557   Brownie McGhee/Hal Singer - I Was Fooled / Confused

Brownie McGhee

Freddie Grooms (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, 1948
S35-166Dreaming And CryingSavoy 704
S35-167I Started Wrong With Youunissued
S35-168Wholesale And RetailSavoy 704
S35-169Promised Loveunissued
* Savoy 704   Brownie McGhee - Dreaming And Crying / Wholesale And Retail

1949

Brownie McGhee

Pritchard Cheesman (tenor saxophone) Lannie Scott (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Franklin Skeete (bass) Arthur Herbert (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1949
S36-118It Hurts Me Toounissued
S36-119Contact Me-
S36-120New Baseball BoogieSavoy 5561
S36-121Yellow Moonunissued
* Savoy 5561   Brownie McGhee - New Baseball Boogie / Good Thing Gone

1950

Brownie McGhee

Harry Van Walls (piano) Bill Caples (guitar) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Billy Taylor (bass) John Hartsfield (drums)
NYC, May 8, 1950
S36-142True BluesSavoy 778
S36-143-1My Consolation-
S36-144New Sporting Life Bluesunissued
S36-145C.C. BabySavoy 747
* Savoy 778   Brownie McGhee - True Blues / My Consolation
* Savoy 747   Brownie McGhee - Brownie's New Worried Life Blues / C.C. Baby

1951

Brownie McGhee

Ralph Willis (piano, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
NYC, December, 1951
305It's Too LatePar Presentation PAR 1306
306Put In The SandPrestige unissued
307I'll Never Love AgainPar Presentation PAR 1306
308Cold ChillsPrestige 923
309Remember Last NightPrestige unissued
310AmenPrestige 923
311Country Jail BluesPrestige unissued
* Par Presentation PAR 1306   Brownie McGhee - It's Too Late / I'll Never Love Again
* Prestige 923   Brownie McGhee - Cold Chills / Amen

1952

Brownie McGhee

Sticks McGhee (guitar -3/6) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
NYC, January 3, 1952
1. 285Heart In SorrowPar Presentation PAR 1301
2. 286Operator Long Distance-
3. SBM5516Dissatisfied BluesSavoy MG 14019
4. SBM5517Diamond RingSavoy 835, MG 14019
5. SBM5518The Way I FeelSavoy MG 14019
6. SBM5519So Much TroubleSavoy 835, MG 14019
* Savoy MG 14019   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Back Country Blues
= Savoy MG 12218   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues
= Sharp LP 2003   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry
* Par Presentation PAR 1301   Brownie McGhee - Heart In Sorrow / Operator Long Distance
* Savoy 835   Brownie McGhee - Diamond Ring / So Much Trouble

Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, March 3, 1952
SBM5100Bottom BluesSavoy 844, MG 14019
SBM5101Tell Me BabySavoy 872, MG 14019
SBM5102Sittin' PrettySavoy MG 14019
SBM5103Gone, Baby, GoneSavoy 844, MG 14019
* Savoy MG 14019   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Back Country Blues
= Savoy MG 12218   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues
= Sharp LP 2003   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry
* Savoy 844   Brownie McGhee - Bottom Blues / Gone, Baby, Gone
* Savoy 872   Brownie McGhee - Tell Me Baby / Bad Nerves

Brownie McGhee And The Block Busters

Sonny Terry (harmonica) Bob Gaddy (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Bob Harris (bass) George Woods (drums)
NYC, 1952
J497A Letter To Lightnin' HopkinsJax 302
J498Smiling And Crying Blues-
* Jax 302   Brownie McGhee - A Letter To Lightnin' Hopkins / Smiling And Crying Blues

Brownie McGhee And His Jook Block Busters

Sonny Terry (harmonica) Bob Gaddy (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Bob Harris (bass) George Woods (drums): same session
NYC, 1952
4009JAMeet You In The MorningJax 307
4010JAI Feel So GoodJax 304
4011JAKey To The Highway-
4014JABrownie's BluesJax 307
4016JAStrangers BluesJax 310
4020JANew Bad BloodJax 322
4031JADissatisfied WomanJax 310
4032JAPawnshop BluesJax 322
Al King (tenor saxophone) replaces Terry
4055JI'm 10,000 Years OldJax 312
4056JCherry Red-
* Jax 307   Brownie McGhee - Meet You In The Morning / Brownie's Blues
* Jax 304   Brownie McGhee - I Feel So Good / Key To The Highway
* Jax 310   Brownie McGhee - Strangers Blues / Dissatisfied Woman
* Jax 322   Brownie McGhee - New Bad Blood / Pawnshop Blues
* Jax 312   Brownie McGhee - I'm 10,000 Years Old / Cherry Red

1955 (age 40)

Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica) Ernie Hayes (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Gene Brooks (drums)
NYC, October 3, 1955
SBM6754When It's Love TimeSavoy 1185, MG 14019
SBM6755I'd Love To Love YouSavoy 1177, MG 14019
SBM6756Love's A DiseaseSavoy MG 14019
SBM6757My FaultSavoy 1185, MG 14019
SBM6758Anna MaeSavoy 1177
* Savoy MG 14019   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Back Country Blues
= Savoy MG 12218   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues
= Sharp LP 2003   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry
* Savoy 1185   Brownie McGhee - When It's Love Time / My Fault
* Savoy 1177   Brownie McGhee - I'd Love To Love You / Anna Mae

Brownie McGhee

Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
NYC, 1955
Careless LoveFolkways FA 2030; Verve-Folkways FV 9010
Good Morning Blues-
* Verve-Folkways FV 9010   Sonny Terry With Woody Guthrie/Lead Belly/Cisco Houston/Pete Seeger/Brownie McGhee - Get Together
* Folkways FA 2030   Brownie McGhee - Blues

1957

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Gene Moore (drums, vocals)
NYC, November, 1957
Better DayFolkways FA 2327
Confusion-
Dark Road-
John Henry-
Let Me Make A Little Money-
Old Jabo-
I Love You Baby-
Guitar Highway-
Heart In Sorrow-
Prefacin' The Blues-
Can't Help Myself-
Best Of Friends-
If You Lose Your Way-
* Folkways FA 2327   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry Sing
= Verve-Folkways FV 9019   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Guitar Highway

1958

Brownie McGhee

Hal Singer (tenor saxophone) Sonny Terry (harmonica) Tiny Parker (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Bob Harris (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, October 13, 1958
S23000Bad NervesSavoy 872
S23001Sweet Baby BluesSavoy 899
S23002Don't Mistreat Meunissued
S23003Four O'Clock In The MorningSavoy 899
* Savoy 872   Brownie McGhee - Tell Me Baby / Bad Nerves
* Savoy 899   Brownie McGhee - Sweet Baby Blues / Four O'Clock In The Morning

Brownie McGhee

Ernie Hayes (piano) Roy Gaines, Carl Lynch, Brownie McGhee (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, December 22, 1958
SBM70332Livin' With The BluesSavoy 1564, MG 16000
SBM70333Be My FriendSavoy 1564
SBM70334I Love You Cindyunissued
SBM70335Death Of Big Bill-
* Savoy MG 16000   Various Artists - Livin' With The Blues
* Savoy 1564   Brownie McGhee - Livin' With The Blues / Be My Friend

1960

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, July 6 & 7, 1960
100852Walk OnSociety (E) SOC 1009; Horizon SWP 1617; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
100853Blues For The Lawlands-
100854Down By The Riverside (Gonna Lay My Body Down)-
100855Just Rode In Your TownSociety (E) SOC 1015; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
100856Sun's Gonna Shine-
* Society (E) SOC 1009   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Lightnin', Sonny And Brownie
* Horizon SWP 1617   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Blues Hoot
= Vee-Jay VJLP 1138, VJLPS 1138   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Coffee House Blues
* Verve-Folkways FT 3011   Various Artists - Blues Box
* Society (E) SOC 1015   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Sing And Play

Brownie McGhee

Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Williams (guitar, vocals)
"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, July 6 & 7, 1960
100857Drinking In The BluesSociety (E) SOC 1015; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
100858Po' Boy (Poor Boy)-
Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Williams (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Bond (bass)
100859Everybody's Blues (Three Aces On The Bottom Of The Deal) (Blowin' The Fuses (?))Society (E) SOC 1009; Horizon SWP 1617; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
* Society (E) SOC 1015   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Sing And Play
* Verve-Folkways FT 3011   Various Artists - Blues Box
* Society (E) SOC 1009   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Lightnin', Sonny And Brownie
* Horizon SWP 1617   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Blues Hoot
= Vee-Jay VJLP 1138, VJLPS 1138   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Coffee House Blues

Big Joe Williams - Sonny Terry - Brownie McGhee - Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Bond (bass)
"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, July 6 & 7, 1960
100860Razor Sharp BluesSociety (E) SOC 1020; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Williams (guitar, vocals)
100861Chain Gang Blues-
100862Blues For Gamblers (Brand New Car) (New Car Blues)Society (E) SOC 1020, SOC 1009; Horizon SWP 1617; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
100863I've Been Buked (I've Been Scorned)Society (E) SOC 1020; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
100864Right On That Shore (Great Gospel Blues) (I'm Gonna Mourn On That Shore)Society (E) SOC 1020, SOC 1009; Horizon SWP 1617; Verve-Folkways FT 3011
* Society (E) SOC 1020   Big Joe Williams/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee/Lightnin' Hopkins - Big Joe, Sonny, Brownie, Lightnin'
* Verve-Folkways FT 3011   Various Artists - Blues Box
* Society (E) SOC 1009   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Lightnin', Sonny And Brownie
* Horizon SWP 1617   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Blues Hoot
= Vee-Jay VJLP 1138, VJLPS 1138   Lightnin' Hopkins/Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee - Coffee House Blues

Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica) Bennie Foster (guitar) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
NYC, October 6, 1960
2584Little Black EngineBluesville BVLP 1042; Prestige PR 7715
2585I Don't Know The ReasonBluesville BVLP 1042
2586Trouble In Mind-
2587Every Day I Have The Blues-
2588Goin' Back To The CountryPrestige unissued
2589Door To SuccessBluesville BVLP 1042
2590Jump, Little ChildrenBluesville BVLP 1042; Prestige PR 7715
2591Lonesome PlayBluesville BVLP 1042
2592One Thing For Sure-
2593The Killin' Floor-
* Bluesville BVLP 1042; Original Blues Classics OBC 505, OBCCD 505-2   Brownie McGhee - Brownie's Blues
* Prestige PR 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry