February 6, 2018

Sonny Terry's New Sound: Jawharp in Blues and Folk Music: With Brownie McGhee and J. C. Burris

Folkways Records FS-3821

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1968
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Blues
A1 Shortnin' Bread (2:00)
A2 Oh, What a Beautiful City (2:45)
A3 Whoop And Holler (2:23)
A4 My Baby's Gone (5:14)
A5 Dirty Mistreater (3:03)
A6 Pick A Bale Of Cotton (2:52)
A7 I've Been Your Doggie Since I've Been Your Man (3:57)
B1 Skip To My Lou (3:41)
B2 Crow Jane (3:24)
B3 Blues From Everywhere (5:32)
B4 Fox Chase (1:42)
B5 Harmonica Blues (4:42)
B6 Bottle Up And Go (3:15)
Sonny Terry (jawharp/harmonica/vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar) J.C. Burris (bones/harmonica)
Recorder: Moses Asch, Producer: Charles Edward Smith, Designer: Bob McCarron, Photographer: Bob Smith
Best known for his blues harmonica recordings, Sonny Terry joins friends Brownie McGhee and J.C. Burris to explore the range of the jawharp (also known as Jew's harp or mouth harp) in blues and American folk music. According to producer Charles Edward Smith, Terry's vocal responses to the sounds of the jawharp, one of the world’s oldest musical instruments, recall traditional African and African-American call-and-response patterns, which influenced the blues music of Terry's generation. 13 tracks, 45 minutes, with liner notes which include the history of the jawharp, Sonny Terry's musical background, and song descriptions.

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