Sonny Terry Catalog

1944 (age 33)

Woody Guthrie - Struggle  (Folkways FA 2485)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Woody Guthrie, guitar.

NYC, April 20, 1944

MA679Lost John

Sonny Terry - Glory (Walk And Talk With Jesus) / Woody Guthrie - Poor Lazarus (Bad Man Ballad)  (Asch 432-2)

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Woody Guthrie, mandolin, vocals; Cisco Houston, Alec Seward, guitar, vocals.

NYC, April 20, 1944

MA688Glory

1950

Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Coyal McMahan - Get On Board  (Folkways FTS 32028)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Coyal McMahan, maracas, vocals.

NYC, 1950?

The Midnight Special
Rising Sun
In His Care
Mamma Blues No. 2
Pick A Bale Of Cotton
A Man Is Nothing But A Fool
Preachin'
I Shall Not Be Moved
Raise A Ruckus Tonight!

** reissue of Folkways FP 28 as "Get On Board: Negro Folksongs By The Folkmasters".

1952 (age 41)

Sonny Terry - Goin' Down Slow / Black Horse Blues  (Jax 309)

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

NYC, 1952

4015JAGoin' Down Slow

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

4035JABlack Horse Blues

Sonny Terry - I Don't Worry / Man Ain't Nothing But A Fool  (Jax 305)

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

NYC, 1952

4017JAI Don't Worry
4018JAMan Ain't Nothing But A Fool

Sonny Terry - Women Is Killin' Me / Harmonica Train  (Jackson 2302)

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

NYC, 1952

M42Women Is Killin' Me
M44Harmonica Train

1953

Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp  (Washington WLP 702)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Alec Seward, guitar, vocals.

NYC, 1953

The Fox Chase
Talking About The Blues
Goodbye Leadbelly
Red River
John Henry
Mama Told Me (as I Woke Up This Mornin')
Moaning And Mourning Blues
In The Evening
Chain The Lock On My Door
Louise Blues
Baby, Baby Blues
Custard Pie
Kansas City
Old Woman Blues

** also issued on Riverside RLP 12-644; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-589-2.

Sonny Terry - City Blues  (Elektra EKL-15)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Alec Seward, guitar, vocals.: same session.

NYC, 1953

Little Annie
Down In The Bottom Blues
Late One Saturday Evening
Hard Luck Blues

** also issued on Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50034; Vogue (E) LDE 165.

1955

Sonny Terry - Dangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand) / I Love My Baby  (Harlem 2327)

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)
DA-759-KI Love My Baby

1956

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Uncle Bud / Climbing On Top Of The Hill  (Old Town 1023)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Al Hall, bass; Gene Moore, drums.

NYC, circa June, 1956

OT839Uncle Bud
OT840Climbing On Top Of The Hill

1957

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee  (Fantasy LP 3254)

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

Oakland, OR, March 15, 1957

California Blues

same personnel.

Oakland, OR, March 15 or November 16, 1957

I Got Fooled
No Need Of Running
I Feel So Good
Thinkin' And Worrying
I Love You, Baby
Walkin' And Lyin' Down

same personnel.

Oakland, OR, November 16, 1957

First And Last Love
Christine
I Have Had My Fun
Whoppin' And Squallin'
Water Boy Cry
Motherless Child
Sportin' Life

** part of Fantasy F-24723, FCD-24723-2 as "Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - California Blues".

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Shouts & Blues  (Fantasy LP 3317)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.: same personnel.

Oakland, OR, March 15, 1957

John Henry
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

same personnel.

Oakland, OR, November 16, 1957

I Done Done
Something's Wrong At Home

** also issued on America (F) 30 AM 6075.
** part of Fantasy F-24723, FCD-24723-2 as "California Blues".

Sonny, Brownie - Just A Closer Walk With Thee  (Fantasy LP 3296)

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

Oakland, OR, November 16, 1957

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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 Moved
Packing Up
Get Right, Church
Some Of These Days
If You See My Saviour
You Can't Hide

** also issued on Original Blues Classics OBCCD-541-2.

1959

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is My Companion  (Columbia (E) 33SX 1223)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; David Lee, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.

London, England, October 7, 1959

Crazy Man Blues
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

** also issued on Verve V/V6-3008 as "Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Blues Is My Companion".

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is A Story  (World Pacific WP-1294)

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

Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1959

Key To The Highway
Lose Your Money
Louise
Sportin' Life
New Harmonica Breakdown
Prison Bound
Livin' With The Blues
Blowing The Blues
Baby, Please Don't Go
Twelve Gates To The City
Pawnshop Blues
Brownie's Guitar Blues

** also issued on World Pacific ST-1294.

1960

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues  (Bluesville BVLP 1002)

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

NYC, August 22, 1960

Let Me Be Your Little Dog
Pawn Shop
You Don't Know
Betty And Dupree's Blues
Back To New Orleans
Stranger Here
Fox Hunt
I'm Prison Bound
Louise, Louise
Baby, How Long
Freight Train

** also issued on Prestige Folklore FL 14013.
** part of Fantasy F-24708, FCD-24708-2 as "Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans".

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues And Folk  (Bluesville BVLP 1005)

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

NYC, August 22, 1960

Sonny's Squall
Red River Blues
Gone Gal
Blues Before Sunrise
Sweet Lovin' Kind
Midnight Special
Take This Hammer Whup
Too Nicey Mama
Meet Me Down The Bottom
Tryin' To Win

** part of Fantasy F-24721, FCD-24721-2 as "Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special".

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues All Round My Head  (Bluesville BVLP 1020)

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

NYC, August 22, 1960

Blues All Around My Head
East Coast Blues
Muddy Water
Beggin' And Cryin'
My Plan
Trying To Destroy Me
Everything I Had Is Gone
Jealous Man
Understand Me
Blues Of Happiness

** part of Fantasy F-24721, FCD-24721-2 as "Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special".

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues In My Soul  (Bluesville BVLP 1033)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Roy Haynes, drums #6-10.

NYC, August 22, 1960

1.I Got A Woman
2.Hold Me In Your Arms
3.The C.C. And O. Blues
4.The Devil's Gonna Get You
5.Don't You Lie To Me
6.That's Why I'm Walking
7.Wrong Track
8.Blue Feeling
9.House Lady
10.I Know Better

** part of Fantasy F-24708, FCD-24708-2 as "Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans".

Sonny Terry - Sonny's Story  (Bluesville BVLP 1025)

J.C. Burris, harmonica; Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Sticks McGhee, guitar; Belton Evans, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 13, 1960

2594Telephone Blues
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

** also issued on Original Blues Classics OBC-503, OBCCD-503-2.

Sonny Terry - Sonny Is King  (Bluesville BVLP 1059)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Lightnin' Hopkins, guitar; Leonard Gaskin, bass; Belton Evans, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 26, 1960

2618One Monkey Don't Stop The Show
2619Changed The Lock On My Door
2620Tater Pie
2621Diggin' My Potatoes
2622She's So Sweet

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

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September, 1962

Sonny's Coming
Ida Mae
Callin' Mama
Bad Luck
Blues For The Bottom

** also issued on Prestige PR 7802; Original Blues Classics OBC-521, OBCCD-521-2.

1961 (age 50)

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee At Sugar Hill  (Fantasy LP 3340)

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

"Sugar Hill", San Francisco, CA, December 29, 1961

Hooray, Hooray, This Woman Is Killing Me
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

** also issued on Fantasy LP 8091; Original Blues Classics OBC-536, OBCCD-536-2; America (F) 30 AM 6071.

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2  (Fantasy FCD-24750-2)

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

"Sugar Hill", San Francisco, CA, December 29, 1961

Climbin' On Top Of The Hill
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

1962

Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry At The 2nd Fret  (Bluesville BVLP 1058)

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

"The 2nd Fret", Philadelphia, PA, April, 1962

Evil Hearted Me
Sick Man
Barking Bull Dog
Spread The News Around
Backwater Blues
Custard Pie
Wholesale Dealin' Papa
Motorcycle Blues
Hand In Hand
I Woke Up One Morning And I Could Hardly See

** also issued on Prestige PR 7803; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-561-2.

1965

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

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; with rhythm.

NYC, released 1965

A Man Is Nothing But A Fool
Twelve Gates To The City

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Pete Seeger, banjo, vocals.

Right On That Shore
Louise
Pick A Bale Of Cotton

Pete Seeger, banjo; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Sonny Terry, washboard.

John Henry (instrumental)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, guitar, vocals.

Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Good Morning Blues (instrumental)

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Coyal McMahan, maracas, vocals.

Rising Sun
In His Care
Mama Blues #2 (instrumental)

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

Easy Rider

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Leadbelly, guitar, vocals.

Careless Love

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

Key To The Highway