Sonny Terry Discography

1944 (age 33)

Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (harmonica) Woody Guthrie (guitar)
NYC, April 20, 1944
MA676Harmonica Breakdownunissued
MA677Fox Chase-
MA678Train-
MA679Lost JohnAsch 360-3; Folkways FA 2485
Sonny Terry (harmonica) Woody Guthrie (mandolin, vocals) Cisco Houston, Alec Seward (guitar, vocals)
MA688GloryAsch 432-2
Sonny Terry (harmonica) and others
MA691Bus BluesAsch unissued
* Folkways FA 2485   Woody Guthrie - Struggle
* Asch 360-3   Sonny Terry - Lost John / Woody Guthrie - Union Burying Ground
* Asch 432-2   Sonny Terry - Glory (Walk And Talk With Jesus) / Woody Guthrie - Poor Lazarus (Bad Man Ballad)

1952 (age 41)

Sonny Terry - Brownie McGhee - Coyal McMahan

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Coyal McMahan (maracas, vocals)
NYC, 1952?
The Midnight SpecialFolkways FP 28
Rising SunFolkways FP 28; Verve-Folkways FV 9010
In His Care-
Mamma Blues #2-
Pick A Bale Of Cotton-
A Man Is Nothing But A Fool-
Preachin'Folkways FP 28
I Shall Not Be Moved-
Raise A Ruckus Tonight-
* Verve-Folkways FV 9010   Sonny Terry With Woody Guthrie/Lead Belly/Cisco Houston/Pete Seeger/Brownie McGhee - Get Together
* Folkways FP 28, FA 2028, FTS 32028   Sonny Terry/Brownie McGhee/Coyal McMahan - Get On Board: Negro Folksongs By The Folkmasters

Sonny Terry With Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger or Woody Guthrie (guitar)
NYC, 1952?
LouiseVerve-Folkways FV 9010
Right On That Shore-
John Henry-
Go Tell Aunt Rhody-
Twelve Gates To The City-
Easy Rider-
Key To The Highway-
* Verve-Folkways FV 9010   Sonny Terry With Woody Guthrie/Lead Belly/Cisco Houston/Pete Seeger/Brownie McGhee - Get Together

Sonny "Hootin'" Terry And His Harmonica

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar)
NYC, 1952
4015JAGoin' Down SlowJax 309
4017JAI Don't WorryJax 305
4018JAMan Ain't Nothing But A Fool-
Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Bob Gaddy (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar) Bob Harris (bass) George Woods (drums)
4035JABlack Horse BluesJax 309
* Jax 309   Sonny Terry - Goin' Down Slow / Black Horse Blues
* Jax 305   Sonny Terry - I Don't Worry / Man Ain't Nothing But A Fool

Sonny "Hootin'" Terry And His Night Owls

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Bob Gaddy (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar) Bob Harris (bass) George Woods (drums): same session
NYC, 1952
M42Women Is Killin' MeJackson 2302
M44Harmonica Train-
* Jackson 2302   Sonny Terry - Women Is Killin' Me / Harmonica Train

1953

Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Alec Seward (guitar, vocals)
NYC, 1953
The Fox ChaseElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) V 2326, (E) EPV 1095
Talking About The BluesElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) EPV 1095
Goodbye Leadbelly-
Red RiverElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702
John HenryElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) V 2326, (E) EPV 1095
Mama Told Me (I Woke Up This Mornin')Elektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702
Moaning And Mourning Blues-
In The Evening-
Chain The Lock On My DoorElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Little AnnieElektra EKL 15
Louise BluesElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Down In The Bottom BluesElektra EKL 15
Baby, Baby BluesElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Custard Pie-
Kansas City-
Late One Saturday EveningElektra EKL 15
Old Woman BluesElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Hard Luck BluesElektra EKL 15
* Washington WLP 702; Riverside RLP 12-644; Original Blues Classics OBCCD 589-2   Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp
* Elektra EKL 14; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50033; Vogue (E) LDE 137   Sonny Terry - Folk Blues
* Elektra EKL 15; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50034; Vogue (E) LDE 165   Sonny Terry - City Blues
* Vogue (E) EPV 1095   Sonny Terry - Folk Blues
* Vogue (E) V 2326   Sonny Terry - John Henry / The Fox Chase

1955

Sonny Terry And His Buckshot Five

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Bob Gaddy (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar) Bob Harris (bass) George Woods (drums)
NYC, 1955
DA-758-KDangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand)Harlem 2327
DA-759-KI Love My Baby-
* Harlem 2327   Sonny Terry - Dangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand) / I Love My Baby

1956

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Bob Gaddy (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Al Hall (bass) Gene Moore (drums)
NYC, circa June, 1956
OT839Uncle BudOld Town 1023
OT840Climbing On Top Of The Hill-
* Old Town 1023   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Uncle Bud / Climbing On Top Of The Hill

1957

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
Oakland, OR, March 15, 1957
California BluesFantasy LP 3254
same session
John HenryFantasy LP 3317
I'm A Stranger-
Cornbread And Peas-
Louise-
Meet You In The Morning-
Poor Boy From Home-
Hudy Leadbelly-
Take This Hammer-
Baby's Gone-
Lose Your Money-
* Fantasy LP 3254   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee
= Fantasy F 24723, FCD 24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Fantasy LP 3317; America (F) 30 AM 6075   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues And Shouts
= Fantasy F 24723, FCD 24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals): same personnel
Oakland, OR, March 15 or November 16, 1957
I Got FooledFantasy LP 3254
No Need Of Running-
I Feel So Good-
Thinkin' And Worrying-
I Love You, Baby-
Walkin' And Lyin' DownFantasy LP 3254; Vogue (F) DP 37
* Fantasy LP 3254   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee
= Fantasy F 24723, FCD 24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Vogue (F) DP 37   Various Artists - 25 Geants...Du Blues: A World Of Jazz

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals): same personnel
Oakland, OR, November 16, 1957
First And Last LoveFantasy LP 3254
Christine-
I Have Had My Fun-
Whoppin' And Squallin'-
Water Boy Cry-
Motherless Child-
Sportin' Life-
same session
Just A Closer Walk With TheeFantasy LP 3296
Children, Go Where I Send Thee-
What A Beautiful City-
Glory, Glory-
If I Could Hear My Mother Pray-
I'm Going To Shout-
I Shall Not Be MovedFantasy 546, LP 3296
Packing UpFantasy LP 3296
Get Right, Church-
Some Of These Days-
If You See My Saviour-
You Can't HideFantasy 546, LP 3296
same session
I Done DoneFantasy LP 3317
Something's Wrong At Home-
* Fantasy LP 3254   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee
= Fantasy F 24723, FCD 24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Fantasy LP 3296; Original Blues Classics OBCCD 541-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Just A Closer Walk With Thee
* Fantasy LP 3317; America (F) 30 AM 6075   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues And Shouts
= Fantasy F 24723, FCD 24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Fantasy 546   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - You Can't Hide / I Shall Not Be Moved

1959

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) David Lee (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
London, England, October 7, 1959
Crazy Man BluesColumbia (E) 33SX 1223
Doctor Brownie's Blues-
Fighting A Losing Battle-
Hound Dog Blues-
I Need A Lover-
I Was Born With The Blues-
I'll Put A Spell On You-
Jet Plane Blues-
Rockin' And Whoopin'-
Sonny's Easy Rider-
Taking Harmonica Blues-
Walk On-
* Columbia (E) 33SX 1223; Verve MGV 3008   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is My Companion

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1959
Key To The HighwayWorld Pacific WP-1294
Lose Your Money-
Louise-
Sportin' Life-
New Harmonica Breakdown-
Prison Bound-
Livin' With The BluesWorld Pacific WP-1294, WP-1290, WP-1813; Pacific Jazz ST-20150
Blowing The BluesWorld Pacific WP-1294
Baby, Please Don't GoWorld Pacific WP-1294; Pacific Jazz ST-20150
Twelve Gates To The CityWorld Pacific WP-1294
Pawnshop Blues-
Brownie's Guitar Blues-
* World Pacific WP-1294, ST-1294   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is A Story
* World Pacific WP-1290   Various Artists - Swingin' Like Sixty, Vol. 2: Around The World
* World Pacific WP-1813, ST-1813   Various Artists - Hootenanny Saturday Nite!
* Pacific Jazz ST-20150   Various Artists - This Is The Blues, Vol. II

1960

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
NYC, August 22, 1960
Let Me Be Your Little DogBluesville 45-802, BVLP 1002
Pawn ShopBluesville 45-809, BVLP 1002
You Don't KnowBluesville BVLP 1002; Prestige Folklore FL 14023
Betty And Dupree's BluesBluesville BVLP 1002
Back To New Orleans-
Stranger HereBluesville 45-802, BVLP 1002
Fox HuntBluesville BVLP 1002
I'm Prison Bound-
Louise, Louise-
Baby, How Long-
Freight TrainBluesville 45-818, BVLP 1002
same session
Sonny's SquallBluesville BVLP 1005
Red River Blues-
Gone Gal-
Blues Before Sunrise-
Sweet Lovin' Kind-
Midnight Special-
Take This Hammer Whup-
Too Nicey MamaBluesville 45-809, BVLP 1005
Meet Me Down The BottomBluesville BVLP 1005
Tryin' To Win-
same session
Blues All Around My HeadBluesville BVLP 1020; Prestige PR 7715
East Coast Blues-
Muddy Water-
Beggin' And Cryin'Bluesville 45-818, BVLP 1020
My PlanBluesville BVLP 1020
Trying To Destroy Me-
Everything I Had Is Gone-
Jealous Man-
Understand Me-
Blues Of Happiness-
Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Roy Haynes (drums -6/10)
1.I Got A WomanBluesville BVLP 1033; Prestige PR 7715
2.Hold Me In Your ArmsBluesville BVLP 1033
3.The C.C. And O. Blues-
4.The Devil's Gonna Get You-
5.Don't You Lie To MeBluesville BVLP 1033; Prestige PR 7715
6.That's Why I'm WalkingBluesville BVLP 1033
7.Wrong Track-
8.Blue Feeling-
9.House Lady-
10.I Know Better-
* Bluesville BVLP 1002; Prestige Folklore FL 14013   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues
= Fantasy F 24708, FCD 24708-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans
* Prestige Folklore FL 14023   Various Artists - Folklore Jamboree
* Bluesville BVLP 1005   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues And Folk
= Fantasy F 24721, FCD 24721-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special
* Bluesville BVLP 1020   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues All Round My Head
= Fantasy F 24721, FCD 24721-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special
* Prestige PR 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry
* Bluesville BVLP 1033   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues In My Soul
= Fantasy F 24708, FCD 24708-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans
* Bluesville 45-802   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Let Me Be Your Little Dog / Stranger Here
* Bluesville 45-809   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Too Nicey Mama / Pawn Shop
* Bluesville 45-818   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Beggin' And Cryin' / Freight Train

Sonny Terry

J.C. Burris (harmonica) Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Sticks McGhee (guitar) Belton Evans (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 13, 1960
2594Telephone BluesBluesville BVLP 1025
2595Great Tall Engine-
2596Get On My Feet After While-
2597Four O'Clock Blues-
2598Sonny's Story-
2599I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More-
2600My Baby Done Gone-
2601Worried Blues-
2602High Powered Woman-
2603Pepper Headed Woman-
2604Hoo Wee Baby-
2605California Blues-
* Bluesville BVLP 1025; Original Blues Classics OBC 503, OBCCD 503-2   Sonny Terry - Sonny's Story

Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Lightnin' Hopkins (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Belton Evans (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 26, 1960
2618One Monkey Don't Stop The ShowBluesville BVLP 1059
2619Changed The Lock On My Door-
2620Tater Pie-
2621Diggin' My Potatoes-
2622She's So Sweet-
* Bluesville BVLP 1059; Prestige PR 7802; Original Blues Classics OBC 521, OBCCD 521-2   Sonny Terry - Sonny Is King

1961 (age 50)

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
"Sugar Hill", San Francisco, CA, December 29, 1961
Hooray, Hooray, This Woman Is Killing MeFantasy LP 3340
Born To Live The Blues-
Just About Crazy-
Up, Sometimes Down-
Baby, I Knocked On Your Door-
Keep On Walking-
Baby, I Got My Eye On You-
I Got A Little Girl-
I Feel Alright Now-
Worry, Worry, Worry-
Sweet Woman Blues-
same session
Climbin' On Top Of The HillFantasy FCD 24750-2
Louise-
My Father's Words-
Backwater Blues-
Wine Headed Woman-
Careless Love-
Playing With The Blues-
I Can't Sleep At Night-
My Baby's Leavin'-
Lose Your Money-
Jet Plane Blues-
Rainy Day-
I'm A Stranger-
Women On My String-
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer-
Key To The Highway-
You'd Better Mind-
Walk On-
* Fantasy LP 3340, LP 8091; Original Blues Classics OBC 536, OBCCD 536-2; America (F) 30 AM 6071   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee At Sugar Hill
* Fantasy FCD 24750-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2

1962

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals)
"The 2nd Fret", Philadelphia, PA, April, 1962
Evil Hearted MeBluesville BVLP 1058
Sick Man-
Barking Bull Dog-
Spread The News Around-
Backwater BluesBluesville BVLP 1058; Prestige PR 7715
Custard PieBluesville BVLP 1058
Wholesale Dealin' Papa-
Motorcycle Blues-
Hand In Hand-
I Woke Up One Morning And I Could Hardly See-
* Bluesville BVLP 1058; Prestige PR 7803; Original Blues Classics OBCCD 561-2   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry At The 2nd Fret
* Prestige PR 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September, 1962
Sonny's ComingBluesville BVLP 1059
Ida Mae-
Callin' Mama-
Bad Luck-
Blues For The Bottom-
* Bluesville BVLP 1059; Prestige PR 7802; Original Blues Classics OBC 521, OBCCD 521-2   Sonny Terry - Sonny Is King