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Betty and Dupree
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Brownie McGhee, 1915-1996; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1967), 4 mins

This compilation of folk ballads from the Moses Asch archives samples songs from many of his favorite singers: Lead Belly, Burl Ives, Alan Lomax, Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Volume 2 continues on FW00AA4.

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970 and Moses Asch, 1905-1986; performed by Brownie McGhee, 1915-1996; in The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2 (Folkways Records, 1967), 4 mins
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Blues with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
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produced by Studs Terkel, 1912-2008 (Folkways Records, 1959), 45 mins
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Bourgeois Blues: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2
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produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 11 mins
This is volume 2 of a projected 3-volume set of Lead Belly's performances recorded by Moses Asch during the 1940s. The original masters now reside in the Folkways Archive at the Smithsonian Institution. Completely remastered from the best sources in our collections, this recording contains the highest sound qual...
produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 1 hour 11 mins
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Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 39 mins
This 13-song set represents one of this blues duo's best efforts recorded and has been a popular Folkways title for over 30 years. Tracks include Dark Road, John Henry, Better Day, and Can't Help Myself. "Easy-going, front-porch story-telling folk blues..." — Pulse! "Easy-going, front-porch story-telling folk...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 39 mins
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Brownie McGhee Blues
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 24 mins
Of Brownie McGhee’s expressive thumb-and-forefinger guitar style Charles Edward Smith writes, "[it] sings and rings and whangs and talks to you." Indeed it does, and his versatile voice molds each melody and verse to tell tales of the ups and downs of everyday life, from songs of friendship to a blues about paw...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 24 mins
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Brownie McGhee Sings the Blues
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 52 mins
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1959), 52 mins
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John Henry
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; performed by Brownie McGhee, 1915-1996 and Sonny Terry, 1911-1986; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 4 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955-; performed by Brownie McGhee, 1915-1996 and Sonny Terry, 1911-1986; in Every Tone a Testimony (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 4 mins
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Folk Music of the Newport Folk Festival, Vol. 2
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produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1961), 31 mins
This volume is half of a two-recording set that includes recordings not issued on the Vanguard or Elektra Newport compilations. Intended to represent music from the American South and then-current trends in folk singing, the album features Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, the New Lost City Ramblers, Frank Warner, Joh...
produced by Irwin Silber, 1925-2010 (Folkways Records, 1961), 31 mins
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Get on Board: Negro Folksongs by the Folkmasters
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(Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins
This album by harmonica player Sonny Terry and guitarist Brownie McGhee, with Coyal McMahan on maracas features traditional blues songs, spirituals, and originals by the three singer-instrumentalists. Each musician has his own distinctive style, and together they create a sound that is simultaneously melancholy a...
(Folkways Records, 1952), 23 mins
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Careless Love
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produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; performed by Brownie McGhee, 1915-1996; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 3 mins

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverence through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and perf...

produced by Charles Edward Smith, 1904-1970; performed by Brownie McGhee, 1915-1996; in Music Down Home: An Introduction to Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. (Folkways Records, 1965), 3 mins
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