Sonny Terry Catalog

1944 (age 33)

Woody Guthrie - Struggle   Folkways FA 2485   1976

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, vocal; Cisco Houston, Alec Seward, guitar, vocal.

NYC, April 20, 1944

MA688Glory

1950

Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Coyal McMahan - Get On Board   Folkways FTS 32028   1980

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

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!

** originally released on Get On Board: Negro Folksongs By The Folkmasters, Folkways FP 28 in 1952.

1952 (age 41)

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

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

NYC, 1952

4015JAGoin' Down Slow

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

NYC, 1952

M42Women Is Killin' Me
M44Harmonica Train

1953

Sonny Terry - Talkin' 'Bout The Blues.....   Washington WLP 702   1961

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

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 released on Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp, Riverside RLP 12-644; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-589-2.

Sonny Terry - City Blues   Elektra EKL-15   1954

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

NYC, 1953

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

** also released 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, vocal; 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, vocal; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocal; Al Hall, bass; Gene Moore, drums.

NYC, circa June, 1956

OT839Uncle Bud
OT840Climbing On Top Of The Hill

1957

Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee   Fantasy LP 3254   1958

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

Jenny Lind Hall, Oakland, CA, March 15, 1957

California Blues

same personnel.

Jenny Lind Hall, Oakland, CA, 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.

Jenny Lind Hall, Oakland, CA, 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 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - California Blues, Fantasy F-24723 in 1981, FCD-24723-2 in 1990.

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Shouts & Blues   Fantasy LP 3317   1962

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

Jenny Lind Hall, Oakland, CA, 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.

Jenny Lind Hall, Oakland, CA, November 16, 1957

I Done Done
Something's Wrong At Home

** also released on America (F) 30 AM 6075 in 1969.
** part of California Blues, Fantasy F-24723 in 1981, FCD-24723-2 in 1990.

Sonny, Brownie - Just A Closer Walk With Thee   Fantasy LP 3296   1960

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

Jenny Lind Hall, Oakland, CA, 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 released on Original Blues Classics OBCCD-541-2 in 1991.

1959

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is My Companion   Columbia (E) 33SX 1223   1960

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

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 released on Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Blues Is My Companion, Verve V/V6-3008 in 1961.

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is A Story   World Pacific WP-1294   1960

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

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 released on World Pacific STEREO-1294 in 1960.

1960

Sonny Terry - Sonny's Story   Bluesville BVLP 1025   1961

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

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

2594Telephone Blues
2595Great Tall Engine
2596I'm Gonna Get On My Feets Afterwhile
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
2603Pepperheaded Woman

** also released on Original Blues Classics OBC-503 in 1984, OBCCD-503-2 in 1990.

Sonny Terry - Sonny Is King   Bluesville BVLP 1059   1963

Lightnin' Hopkins, guitar; Leonard Gaskin, bass; Belton Evans, drums; Sonny Terry, vocal, mouth harp.

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

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

NYC, September, 1962

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

** also released on Prestige PRST 7802 in 1970; Original Blues Classics OBC-521 in 1987, OBCCD-521-2 in 1990.

1961 (age 50)

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee At Sugar Hill   Fantasy LP 3340   1962

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

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 released on Fantasy LP 8091 in 1962; Original Blues Classics OBC-536 in 1991, OBCCD-536-2 in 1991; America (F) 30 AM 6071 in 1969.

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

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

1965

Sonny Terry With Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Brownie McGhee - Get Together   Verve Folkways FV/FVS-9010   1965

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocal; with rhythm.

NYC, released 1965

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

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

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, vocal; Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, guitar, vocal.

Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Good Morning Blues (instrumental)

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

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

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

Easy Rider

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

Careless Love

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

Key To The Highway