Sonny And Brownie At Sugar Hill

Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry

Sonny And Brownie At Sugar Hill
  • CAT # OBCCD-536-25

    1. Hooray, Hooray, This Woman Is Killing Me 2:22
    2. Born To Live The Blues 3:45
    3. Just About Crazy 3:00
    4. Up, Sometimes Down 4:00
    5. Baby, I Knocked On Your Door 3:57
    6. Keep On Walking 4:36
    7. Baby, I Got My Eye On You 3:33
    8. I Got A Little Girl 4:13
    9. I Feel Alright Now 5:07
    10. Worry, Worry, Worry 4:49
    11. Sweet Woman Blues 4:27

Although Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee had known each other since 1939, they didn’t begin performing together regularly until nearly 20 years later. While working as separate cast members of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the two perfected their delightful duo routine in hotel rooms during their spare time, emerging with it just as the folk-blues craze was picking up steam. Initially a concert act, this most beloved of blues teams was captured in the more intimate environs of Sugar Hill, the now legendary San Francisco blues and jazz nightclub, in December of 1961. The weather may have been chilly outside, but the warmth Sonny and Brownie generated inside is captured forever in these grooves.

Recorded December 1961.

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