Brownie McGhee Discography

1944 (age 29)

Brownie McGhee With Sonny Terry

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

NYC, December 12, 1944

S5760That's The Stuff (as Watch Out)Savoy 5533, 826
S5761Knockabout Blues (as Carolina Blues)-
S5762Easy Ridin' BuggySavoy 5534
S5763Women Lover Blues-
S5764Run Away Women (as Hootin' The Blues)Savoy 5549, 850
S5765Shake Down (as 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, vocal; 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, vocal; 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, vocal; 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, vocal; 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 sax; Lannie Scott, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocal; 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

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

NYC, October 13, 1948

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

George Rhodes, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocal; 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, vocal; 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 sax; Lannie Scott, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocal; 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, vocal; 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

1952

Brownie McGhee

Sticks McGhee, guitar #3-6; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocal.

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, Sonny Terry - Back Country Blues
= Savoy Jazz SJL 1137   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Climbin' Up
* 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, vocal; 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, Sonny Terry - Back Country Blues
= Savoy Jazz SJL 1137   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Climbin' Up
* 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, vocal; 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, vocal; 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 sax; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocal; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.

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, vocal; 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, Sonny Terry - Back Country Blues
= Savoy Jazz SJL 1137   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Climbin' Up
* 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, vocal.

NYC, 1955

Careless LoveFolkways FP 30-2
Good Morning Blues-
Sporting Life-
Me And Sonny-
Pawnshop Blues-
Move To Kansas City-
Betty And Dupree-

* Folkways FP 30-2, FA 2030   Brownie McGhee - Blues

1957

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocal; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocal; accompanied by Gene Moore, drums.

NYC, November, 1957

Better DayFolkways FA 2327
Confusion-
Dark Road-
John Henry-
Make A Little Money-
Old Jabo-
If You Lose Your Money-
Guitar Highway-
Heart In Sorrow-
Preachin' The Blues-
Can't Help Myself-
Best Of Friends-
Boogie Baby-

* Folkways FA 2327   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry Sing
= Verve Folkways FV/FVS-9019   Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Guitar Highway

1958

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

1959

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

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

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December, 1959

Let Me Be Your Big 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

* Bluesville BVLP 1002   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues
= Prestige Folklore Folklore 14013   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues
= Fantasy F-24708, FCD-24708-2   Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans
* Prestige Folklore FL 14023   Various Artists - Folklore Jamboree
* Bluesville 45-802   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Let Me Be Your Big 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

1960

Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry

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

Los Angeles, CA, July, 1960

100857Drinking In The BluesSociety (E) SOC 1015; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3
100858Po' Boy-

* Society (E) SOC 1015   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Brownie & Sonny Sing And Play
* Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3   Various Artists - The Blues Box

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

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

Los Angeles, CA, July, 1960

100859Everybody's BluesHorizon WP-1617; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3
100860Razor Sharp BluesSociety (E) SOC 1020; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3
100861Chain Gang Blues-
100862Brand New CarHorizon WP-1617; Society (E) SOC 1020; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3
100863I've Been ScornedSociety (E) SOC 1020; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3
100864Great Gospel BluesHorizon WP-1617; Society (E) SOC 1020; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3

* Horizon WP-1617   Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Blues Hoot: Live Recording At The Ash Grove
= Vee-Jay VJLP 1138, VJLPS 1138   Lightnin' Hopkins/Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Coffee House Blues
= Society (E) SOC 1009   Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Lightnin', Sonny & Brownie
* Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3   Various Artists - The Blues Box
* Society (E) SOC 1020   Big Joe Williams, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins - Big Joe, Sonny, Brownie, Lightnin'

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

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

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 22, 1960

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 PRST 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-

* Bluesville BVLP 1005   Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Blues & Folk
= Fantasy F-24721, FCD-24721-2   Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special
* Bluesville BVLP 1020   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Blues All Around My Head
= Fantasy F-24721, FCD-24721-2   Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special
* Prestige PRST 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry
* 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

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry

Roy Haynes, drums; Sonny Terry, vocal, harmonica; Brownie McGhee, vocal, guitar.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September, 1960

I Got A WomanBluesville BVLP 1033; Prestige PRST 7715
Hold Me In Your ArmsBluesville BVLP 1033
The C.C. & O. Blues-
The Devil's Gonna Get You-
Don't You Lie To MeBluesville BVLP 1033; Prestige PRST 7715
That's Why I'm WalkingBluesville BVLP 1033
Wrong Track-
Blue Feeling-
House Lady-
I Know Better-

* Bluesville BVLP 1033   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Blues In My Soul
= Fantasy F-24708, FCD-24708-2   Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans
* Prestige PRST 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

Brownie McGhee

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

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 6, 1960

2584Little Black EngineBluesville BVLP 1042; Prestige PRST 7715
2585I Don't Know The ReasonBluesville BVLP 1042
2586Trouble In Mind-
2587Everyday I Have The Blues-
2588Goin' Back To The CountryPrestige unissued
2589Door To SuccessBluesville BVLP 1042
2590Jump, Little ChildrenBluesville BVLP 1042; Prestige PRST 7715
2591Lonesome DayBluesville 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 PRST 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

1962

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry, vocal, mouth harp; Brownie McGhee, vocal, guitar.

"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 PRST 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 PRST 7803; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-561-2   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry At The 2nd Fret
* Prestige PRST 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

1963

Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry

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

"The Ash Grove", Los Angeles, CA, July, 1963

100852Walk OnHorizon WP-1617; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3
100853Blues For The Lowlands-
100854Gonna' Lay My Body Down-
100855Just Rode In Your TownSociety (E) SOC 1015; Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3
100856Sun's Gonna' Shine-

* Horizon WP-1617   Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Blues Hoot: Live Recording At The Ash Grove
= Vee-Jay VJLP 1138, VJLPS 1138   Lightnin' Hopkins/Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Coffee House Blues
= Society (E) SOC 1009   Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Lightnin', Sonny & Brownie
* Verve Folkways FT/FTS-3011-3   Various Artists - The Blues Box
* Society (E) SOC 1015   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry - Brownie & Sonny Sing And Play

Others

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

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

originally released 1961

My Other HomeSharp MG-2003
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-

* Sharp MG-2003; Savoy MG 12218   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues