Backwater Blues
  • CAT # FCD-24750-25

    1. Climbin' On Top Of The Hill 2:35
    2. Louise 3:24
    3. My Father's Words 3:58
    4. Backwater Blues 4:05
    5. Wine Headed Woman 5:22
    6. Careless Love 4:58
    7. Playin' With The Blues 3:25
    8. I Can't Sleep At Night 4:20
    9. My Baby's Leavin' 4:36
    10. Lose Your Money 3:20
    11. Jet Plane Blues 3:20
    12. Rainy Day 3:45
    13. I'm A Stranger 3:10
    14. Women On My String 3:20
    15. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer 1:58
    16. Key To The Highway 5:08
    17. You'd Better Mind 3:30
    18. Walk On 2:40

Sonny Terry (1911-1986) and Brownie McGhee (1915-1996) were the longest lasting and most beloved team in the history of the blues. This long-overdue previously unreleased companion to their classic Live at Sugar Hill album (OBCCD-536-2) finds the two bluesmen at the peak of their powers, performing in perfect tandem at the legendary San Francisco club. They bounce ideas off one another--Terry answering McGhee's smooth vocals with shivering harmonica wails and backwoods shouts, McGhee providing incisive guitar rhythms and leads for Terry's rougher singing style--sometimes trading phrases or blending their voices in chilling harmony.

Recorded December 29, 1961.

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