Brownie McGhee Catalog

1944 (age 29)

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - That's The Stuff / Knockabout Blues  (Savoy 5533)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Walter Brown, vocals.

NYC, December 12, 1944

S5760That's The Stuff (as Watch Out)
S5761Knockabout Blues (as Carolina Blues)

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Easy Ridin' Buggy / Women Lover Blues  (Savoy 5534)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Walter Brown, vocals.: same session.

NYC, December 12, 1944

S5762Easy Ridin' Buggy
S5763Women Lover Blues

Sonny Terry - Run Away Women / Shake Down  (Savoy 5549)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Walter Brown, vocals.: same session.

NYC, December 12, 1944

S5764Run Away Women (as Hootin' The Blues)
S5765Shake Down (as Shake Down Blues)

1947 (age 32)

Brownie McGhee - Auto Mechanic Blues / Country Boy Boogie  (Savoy 5538)

Champion Jack Dupree, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Baby Dodds, drums.

NYC, May 28, 1947

S3428Auto Mechanic Blues
S3431Country Boy Boogie

Brownie McGhee - I'm Talking About It / Dollar Bill  (Savoy 5541)

Champion Jack Dupree, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Baby Dodds, drums.: same session.

NYC, May 28, 1947

S3429I'm Talking About It
S3430Dollar Bill

Brownie McGhee - First And Fifteenth Stuff / Mabelle  (Savoy 5548)

Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, August 5, 1947

S3436First And Fifteenth Stuff

possibly Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, October 20, 1947

S3457Mabelle

Brownie McGhee - Three Woman Blues / Poor Boy Blues  (Savoy 5565)

Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, August 5, 1947

S3437Three Woman Blues

possibly Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, October 20, 1947

S3459Poor Boy Blues

Brownie McGhee - Running Away From Love / Wrong Man Blues  (Savoy 5559)

Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, August 5, 1947

S3438Running Away From Love

Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Curly Russell, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, December 19, 1947

S3508Wrong Man Blues

Brownie McGhee - New Baseball Boogie / Good Thing Gone  (Savoy 5561)

Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, August 5, 1947

S3439Good Thing Gone

Pritchard Cheesman, tenor sax; Lannie Scott, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Franklin Skeete, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, March 22, 1949

S36-120New Baseball Boogie

Brownie McGhee - Good Roller Blues / I Know My Baby  (Savoy 714)

Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Curly Russell, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, December 19, 1947

S3507Good Roller Blues
S3509I Know My Baby

Brownie McGhee - My Fault / Married Woman Blues  (Savoy 5551)

Melvin Merritt, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Curly Russell, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums.: same session.

NYC, December 19, 1947

S3510-2Married Woman Blues

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Lannie Scott, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Franklin Skeete, bass; Heywood Jackson, drums.

NYC, spring 1948

S35-113-1My Fault

1948

Brownie McGhee - Robbie-Doby Boogie / Hard Bed Blues  (Savoy 5550)

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Lannie Scott, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Franklin Skeete, bass; Heywood Jackson, drums.

NYC, spring 1948

S35-112-2Robbie-Doby Boogie
S35-115-1Hard Bed Blues

Brownie McGhee - Brownie's New Worried Life Blues / C.C. Baby  (Savoy 747)

George Rhodes, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Gene Ramey, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, December 20, 1948

S23014Brownie's New Worried Life Blues

Harry Van Walls, piano; Bill Caples, guitar; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Billy Taylor, bass; John Hartsfield, drums.

NYC, May 8, 1950

S36-145C.C. Baby

Brownie McGhee, Hal Singer - I Was Fooled / Confused  (Savoy 5557)

George Rhodes, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Gene Ramey, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums.

NYC, December 20, 1948

S23015I Was Fooled
S23016Confused

Brownie McGhee - Dreaming And Crying / Wholesale And Retail  (Savoy 704)

Freddie Grooms, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.

NYC, 1948

S35-166Dreaming And Crying
S35-168Wholesale And Retail

1950

Brownie McGhee - True Blues / My Consolation  (Savoy 778)

Harry Van Walls, piano; Bill Caples, guitar; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Billy Taylor, bass; John Hartsfield, drums.

NYC, May 8, 1950

S36-142True Blues
S36-143-1My Consolation

1951

Brownie McGhee - It's Too Late / I'll Never Love Again  (Par Presentation PAR 1306)

Ralph Willis, piano, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

NYC, December, 1951

305It's Too Late
307I'll Never Love Again

Brownie McGhee - Cold Chills / Amen  (Prestige 923)

Ralph Willis, piano, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.: same session.

NYC, December, 1951

308Cold Chills
310Amen

1952

Brownie McGhee - Heart In Sorrow / Operator Long Distance  (Par Presentation PAR 1301)

Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

NYC, January 3, 1952

285Heart In Sorrow
286Operator Long Distance

Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Back Country Blues  (Savoy MG 14019)

Sticks McGhee, guitar; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

NYC, January 3, 1952

SBM5516Dissatisfied Blues
SBM5517Diamond Ring
SBM5518The Way I Feel
SBM5519So Much Trouble

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.

NYC, March 3, 1952

SBM5100Bottom Blues
SBM5101Tell Me Baby
SBM5102Sittin' Pretty
SBM5103Gone, Baby, Gone

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 Time
SBM6755I'd Love To Love You
SBM6756Love's A Disease
SBM6757My Fault

** also released on Savoy SJL 1137 entitled "Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Climbin' Up".

Brownie McGhee - A Letter To Lightnin' Hopkins / Smiling And Crying Blues  (Jax 302)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.

NYC, 1952

J497A Letter To Lightnin' Hopkins
J498Smiling And Crying Blues

Brownie McGhee - Meet You In The Morning / Brownie's Blues  (Jax 307)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.: same session.

NYC, 1952

4009JAMeet You In The Morning
4014JABrownie's Blues

Brownie McGhee - I Feel So Good / Key To The Highway  (Jax 304)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.: same session.

NYC, 1952

4010JAI Feel So Good
4011JAKey To The Highway

Brownie McGhee - Strangers Blues / Dissatisfied Woman  (Jax 310)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.: same session.

NYC, 1952

4016JAStrangers Blues
4031JADissatisfied Woman

Brownie McGhee - New Bad Blood / Pawnshop Blues  (Jax 322)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.: same session.

NYC, 1952

4020JANew Bad Blood
4032JAPawnshop Blues

Brownie McGhee - I'm 10,000 Years Old / Cherry Red  (Jax 312)

Al King, tenor sax; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.

NYC, 1952

4055JI'm 10,000 Years Old
4056JCherry Red

1955 (age 40)

Brownie McGhee - I'd Love To Love You / Anna Mae  (Savoy 1177)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Ernie Hayes, piano; Mickey Baker, guitar; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Leonard Gaskin, bass; Gene Brooks, drums.

NYC, October 3, 1955

SBM6758Anna Mae

Sonny Terry With Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Brownie McGhee - Get Together  (Verve-Folkways FV-9010)

Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

NYC, 1955

Careless Love
Good Morning Blues

1957

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry Sing  (Folkways FA 2327)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Gene Moore, drums, vocals.

NYC, November, 1957

Better Day
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

** also released on Verve-Folkways FV-9019 entitled "Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Guitar Highway".

1958

Brownie McGhee - Tell Me Baby / Bad Nerves  (Savoy 872)

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Sonny Terry, harmonica; Tiny Parker, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; unknown, drums.

NYC, October 13, 1958

S23000Bad Nerves

Brownie McGhee - Sweet Baby Blues / Four O'Clock In The Morning  (Savoy 899)

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Sonny Terry, harmonica; Tiny Parker, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Bob Harris, bass; unknown, drums.: same session.

NYC, October 13, 1958

S23001Sweet Baby Blues
S23003Four O'Clock In The Morning

Various Artists - Livin' With The Blues  (Savoy MG 16000)

Ernie Hayes, piano; Roy Gaines, Carl Lynch, Brownie McGhee, guitar; Al Lucas, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.

NYC, December 22, 1958

SBM70332Livin' With The Blues

Brownie McGhee - Livin' With The Blues / Be My Friend  (Savoy 1564)

Ernie Hayes, piano; Roy Gaines, Carl Lynch, Brownie McGhee, guitar; Al Lucas, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.: same session.

NYC, December 22, 1958

SBM70333Be My Friend

1960

Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Blues Hoot: Live Recording At The Ash Grove  (Horizon WP-1617)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, July 6 & 7, 1960

100852Walk On
100853Blues For The Lawlands
100854Down By The Riverside (as Gonna Lay My Body Down)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Williams, guitar, vocals; Jimmy Bond, bass.

100859Everybody's Blues (as Three Aces On The Bottom Of The Deal) (as Blowin' The Fuses (?))

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Williams, guitar, vocals.

100862Blues For Gamblers (as Brand New Car) (as New Car Blues)
100864Right On That Shore (as Great Gospel Blues) (as I'm Gonna Mourn On That Shore)

** also released on Vee-Jay VJLP 1138, VJLPS 1138 entitled "Lightnin' Hopkins/Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Coffee House Blues". Society (E) SOC 1009 entitled "Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Lightnin', Sonny & Brownie".

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Brownie & Sonny Sing And Play  (Society (E) SOC 1015)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, July 6 & 7, 1960

100855Just Rode In Your Town
100856Sun's Gonna Shine

Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Williams, guitar, vocals.

100857Drinking In The Blues
100858Po' Boy (as Poor Boy)

Big Joe Williams, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins - Big Joe, Sonny, Brownie, Lightnin'  (Society (E) SOC 1020)

Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Jimmy Bond, bass.

"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, July 6 & 7, 1960

100860Razor Sharp Blues

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Big Joe Williams, guitar, vocals.

100861Chain Gang Blues
100863I've Been Buked (as I've Been Scorned)

Brownie McGhee - Brownie's Blues  (Bluesville BVLP 1042)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Bennie Foster, guitar; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

NYC, October 6, 1960

2584Little Black Engine
2585I Don't Know The Reason
2586Trouble In Mind
2587Every Day I Have The Blues
2589Door To Success
2590Jump, Little Children
2591Lonesome Play
2592One Thing For Sure
2593The Killin' Floor

** also released on Original Blues Classics OBC-505, OBCCD-505-2.

Others

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues  (Sharp MG-2003)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, vocals, guitar.

originally released 1961

My Other Home
You Gotta Love Me Baby
Weeping Willow
Feed Me Baby
Bad Nerves
Don't Mistreat Me
Four O'Clock Blues
Sweet Baby Blues
True Blues
My Consolation
New Sportin' Life
You Started It Baby

** also released on Savoy MG 12218.