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Although North Carolina harmonica man Sonny Terry is best remembered for his long partnership with guitarist Brownie McGhee, he had his own solo career prior to hooking up with McGhee in the early '40s, and he issued several 78s on his own, as well as working with artists as diverse as Blind Boy...
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Although North Carolina harmonica man Sonny Terry is best<br /> remembered for his long partnership with guitarist Brownie McGhee,<br /> he had his own solo career prior to hooking up with McGhee in the<br /> early &#39;40s, and he issued several 78s on his own, as well as<br /> working with artists as diverse as Blind Boy Fuller, Woody Guthrie,<br /> Leadbelly, and later, Pete Seeger and Harry Belafonte, and even<br /> Johnny Winter. This two-disc set collects all manner of early<br /> material, but the most striking tracks come immediately on the<br /> first disc, with the utterly unique and haunting Mountain Blues<br /> and the ramshackle chaos of The New John Henry, which features<br /> Bull City Red&#39;s distinctive washboard. Terry is a revelation on<br /> these two tracks, not just because of his trademark high-pitched,<br /> biting harmonica style, but because of his impossibly high-pitched<br /> yelping vocals, which come with all manner of shouts, whoops, and<br /> asides. Throw in the foot stomping, and Terry&#39;s Appalachian roots<br /> are obvious, because he sounds like nothing so much as a one-man<br /> string band playing fiddle runs on the harp, and the vocal whoops<br /> function much like dance calls. It is eerie, wonderful stuff, and<br /> while the rest of the program is more refined, Terry&#39;s mountain<br /> roots are always apparent, and these tracks are a revelation if<br /> you&#39;re only familiar with his later folk revival albums with<br /> McGhee. Two discs of it, though, might be a bit much for casual<br /> listeners. ~ Steve Leggett

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Although North Carolina harmonica man Sonny Terry is best
remembered for his long partnership with guitarist Brownie McGhee,
he had his own solo career prior to hooking up with McGhee in the
early '40s, and he issued several 78s on his own, as well as
working with artists as diverse as Blind Boy Fuller, Woody Guthrie,
Leadbelly, and later, Pete Seeger and Harry Belafonte, and even
Johnny Winter. This two-disc set collects all manner of early
material, but the most striking tracks come immediately on the
first disc, with the utterly unique and haunting Mountain Blues
and the ramshackle chaos of The New John Henry, which features
Bull City Red's distinctive washboard. Terry is a revelation on
these two tracks, not just because of his trademark high-pitched,
biting harmonica style, but because of his impossibly high-pitched
yelping vocals, which come with all manner of shouts, whoops, and
asides. Throw in the foot stomping, and Terry's Appalachian roots
are obvious, because he sounds like nothing so much as a one-man
string band playing fiddle runs on the harp, and the vocal whoops
function much like dance calls. It is eerie, wonderful stuff, and
while the rest of the program is more refined, Terry's mountain
roots are always apparent, and these tracks are a revelation if
you're only familiar with his later folk revival albums with
McGhee. Two discs of it, though, might be a bit much for casual
listeners. ~ Steve Leggett
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Although North Carolina harmonica man Sonny Terry is best
remembered for his long partnership with guitarist Brownie McGhee,
he had his own solo career prior to hooking up with McGhee in the
early '40s, and he issued several 78s on his own, as well as
working with artists as diverse as Blind Boy Fuller, Woody Guthrie,
Leadbelly, and later, Pete Seeger and Harry Belafonte, and even
Johnny Winter. This two-disc set collects all manner of early
material, but the most striking tracks come immediately on the
first disc, with the utterly unique and haunting Mountain Blues
and the ramshackle chaos of The New John Henry, which features
Bull City Red's distinctive washboard. Terry is a revelation on
these two tracks, not just because of his trademark high-pitched,
biting harmonica style, but because of his impossibly high-pitched
yelping vocals, which come with all manner of shouts, whoops, and
asides. Throw in the foot stomping, and Terry's Appalachian roots
are obvious, because he sounds like nothing so much as a one-man
string band playing fiddle runs on the harp, and the vocal whoops
function much like dance calls. It is eerie, wonderful stuff, and
while the rest of the program is more refined, Terry's mountain
roots are always apparent, and these tracks are a revelation if
you're only familiar with his later folk revival albums with
McGhee. Two discs of it, though, might be a bit much for casual
listeners. ~ Steve Leggett

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