Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

By J Poet

 

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee played the blues and African American folk music, keeping traditional blues alive throughout the late 40s and 50s, a time when many people, black and white, though the blues was dying. They helped launch the blues revival of the 60s, by making white college kids aware of the beauty and power of the music, and remained a top draw on the curcuit until their acrimonous break up in the mid 70s. Both men continued playing as solo artists, but alone they lacked the magic that made them special.

 

Sonny Terry was born in 1911,... Read More

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