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Complete Brownie Mcghee
Brownie Mcghee
Complete Brownie Mcghee
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #2

The title is a misnomer, but the album does include all of the Piedmont bluesman's recordings for Okeh/Columbia in 1940 and 1941. A finer collection of pre-World War II country blues is not likely to be found anywhere; McG...  more »

      
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All Artists: Brownie Mcghee
Title: Complete Brownie Mcghee
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 5/10/1994
Release Date: 5/10/1994
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, East Coast Blues
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 074645293325, 074645293349

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The title is a misnomer, but the album does include all of the Piedmont bluesman's recordings for Okeh/Columbia in 1940 and 1941. A finer collection of pre-World War II country blues is not likely to be found anywhere; McGhee was a master at his craft, and the songs here are expressive, masterfully performed, and rhythmically upbeat in the best Piedmont tradition. It's mostly McGhee solo, as these tracks were recorded just before he began his famous longtime partnership with harmonica player Sonny Terry. The influence of Blind Boy Fuller is evident (McGhee once recorded as Blind Boy Fuller No. 2), but McGhee had by this time firmly established his own style. This is an exceptional collection overall and an excellent place to start delving into the Piedmont blues. --Genevieve Williams
 

CD Reviews

Fun, meaningful, splendid, buy now.
06/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A decent collection of vital wonderful Brownie McGhee music. Includes great sides with Buddy Moss. I prefer these recordings to the later, very good Sonny Terry collaborations. Sony has done a decent job of collecting a small library of classic songs here, though I would have liked to have seen Yazoo take it on. Worth it for Swing Soldier Swing alone."