Brownie McGhee: Born With The Blues 1966-1992

Price: £19.95
Availability: On Order
Language: English
Skill Level: Not specified
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781579409739
Catalogue No.: VESTAPOL13060


Walter Brown Mcghee (1915-1996) was an articulate spokesman for the blues who, in partnership with Sonny Terry, proselytized the buoyant Piedmont-blues-style to folk audiences a decade before most ever heard of the Mississippi Delta. Though he is largely associated with the folk boom which made Sonny & Brownie familiar names worldwide, Brownie's recording career began in Chicago in 1940; the second song in this retrospective, Me and My Dog, was Brownie's first issued recording. Other reminders here of Brownie's pre-War blues career are Death of Blind Boy Fuller (written to order on the occasion of Fuller's 1941 demise) and the Fuller-influenced Pawn Shop Blues.

Tennessee born, Carolina-influenced, New York based in his folk boom glory and a Californian at the time of his death, Brownie showed a wide stylistic range from turn-of-the-century ragtime (Come On Keep It Coming) to the lyrical sophistication of such original songs as Conversation With A River. His flair for the dramatic aside and autobiographical insight augment passionate vocals and splendid guitar work in 14 performances, a moving retrospective of an artist too long taken for granted.

More Product Results

Published On: 03/09/2003
Format: Instrumental Album
Pages: Not specified

Follow Us

See what Omnibus Press is up to.

twitter facebook

Receive our Newsletter

Join our email newsletter to keep up to date with the newest releases, recommendations and special offers.

First Name:
Last Name:

Contact Omnibus Press. Hours: 9am to 6pm Mon-Fri GMT
email:[email protected] Press Enquiries: Telephone 44 (0) 20 7612 7400
Sales Enquiries: Telephone 44 (0)1284 725 725