05.Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee performing Crow Jane

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Stefan Grossman Lesson time: (4min 1sec)

Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee (1915 - 1996) was an African-American folk music and Piedmont blues singer and guitarist. Saunders Terrell (1911 - 1986), known as Sonny Terry, was an American Piedmont blues and folk musician, who was known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers and occasionally imitations of trains and fox hunts. [Wikipedia] In this rare video footage, Brownie and Sonny perform the tune "Crow Jane".

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Stefan Grossman has been recording, performing and writing about acoustic fingerstyle techniques and styles for over forty years. During the period from 1965-1975 he studied and traveled with some of the legendary figures in the story of blues guitar. These include Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb



Stefan has recorded numerous solo albums including Love, Devil And The...  read more

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