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Brownie McGhee

Brownie McGhee
Born: Nov 30, 1915 in Knoxville, TN
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Died: Feb 16, 1996 in Oakland, CA
Genre: Blues, R&B
Biography: Brownie McGhee's death in 1996 was an enormous loss in the blues field. Although he had been semi-retired and suffering from stomach cancer, the guitarist was still the leading Piedmont-style bluesman on the planet, venerated worldwide for his prolific activities both on his own and with his longtime ...Read full biography
Live at the New Penelope Cafe
Released: 1997
Label: Just a Memory Records
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It sometimes seems like there are about 90 live albums by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, all from the 1960s. This one, taped at a show in Montreal in 1967, stands out from the rest because the duo are ...Read full review
Sonny & Brownie
Released: 1973
Label: A&M
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In a way, this is the veteran duo's version of Fathers and Sons, a meeting of old black bluesmen with young white admirers that Muddy Waters and Otis Spann cut with Mike Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. ...Read full review