Sonny Terry And Brownie Mc Ghee. At Sugar Hill (LP, Album, RE). America Records. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. At Sugar Hill (CD, Album, RE). Original Blues Classics, Fantasy.
Walter "Brownie" McGhee (November 30, 1915 - February 16, 1996) was a folk-blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry (October 24, 1911 - March 11, 1986). Brownie McGhee was born in Kingsport, Tennessee and suffered from polio as a child, which incapacitated his leg. He spent much of his youth immersed in music, singing with local harmony group (the Golden Voices Gospel Quartet) and teaching himself the guitar.
Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee Climbin' On Top Of The Hill. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee at Sugar Hill Hooray, Hooray, This Woman is Killing Me. (play). Big Bill Broonzy feat Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Climbing On the Top of the Hill.
As anyone who knows their work is aware, there is no shortage of live recordings of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (indeed, it sometimes seems as though tapes exist of every show they ever played). Still, the 11 songs here, recorded at the famous San Francisco nightclub, and originally released as Fantasy LP 3340, catch the duo very near - if not quite at - their peak on a very good night
Brownie McGhee's melodic "Born To Live The Blues" has the audience clapping along, and the swinging "Keep On Walking", the terrific set-closer "Sweet Woman Blues", and Sonny Terry's energetic "Just About Crazy" are also among the highlights. Sonny And Brownie At Sugar Hill" is one of the duo's best original albums, even without classics like "Walk On" and "I'm A Stranger Here" (those can be found on "Backwater Blues", which is sort.