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Sonny Terry - The Folkways Years, 1944-1963

Sonny Terry - The Folkways Years, 1944-1963
  • Performer Sonny Terry
  • Title The Folkways Years, 1944-1963
  • Date of release 1991
  • Country USA & Canada
  • Style Country Blues
  • Label Smithsonian Folkways
  • Catalog number CD SF 40033
  • Other formats CD, Compilation, Remastered
  • Genre Blues / Folk, World, Country
  • Size MP3 2046 mb
  • Size FLAC 2326 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 540


1Shortnin' Bread
Guitar – Brownie McGheeJew's Harp – Sonny Terry
2Custard Pie Blues
Bass [Washtub] – Unknown ArtistBones – Unknown ArtistPercussion [Frying Pan] – Unknown ArtistVocals [Vocal Refrain] – Unknown ArtistVocals, Harmonica – Sonny TerryWashboard – Unknown Artist
3Sweet Woman
Guitar – Brownie McGheeVocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
4Fox Chase/Right On The Shore
Banjo, Vocals – Pete SeegerVocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
5Crow Jane Blues
Vocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
6Pick A Bale Of Cotton2:30
7Poor Man (But A Good Man)
Bones, Vocals – J.C. BurrisVocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
8Going Down Slow
Vocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
9Jail House Blues5:02
10The Woman Is Killing Me2:23
11Lost John
Vocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
12Harmonica With Slaps2:01
13A Man Is Nothing But A Fool
Guitar – Brownie McGheeMaracas – Coyal McMahanVocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
14I've Been Your Doggie Since I Been Your Man
Bones – J.C. BurrisGuitar – Brownie McGheeVocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry
15Dark Road2:43
16Skip To My Lou1:21
17Old Jabo
Vocals, Harmonica – Sonny Terry


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SF 40033Sonny Terry The Folkways Years 1944-1963 ‎(CD, Comp)Smithsonian FolkwaysSF 40033US1991
CD SF 40033Sonny Terry The Folkways Years, 1944-1963 ‎(CD, Comp, RM, 24K)Smithsonian FolkwaysCD SF 40033USA & Canada1991
C-SF 40033, SF 40033Sonny Terry The Folkways Years, 1944-1963 ‎(Cass, Comp, RM)Smithsonian Folkways, Smithsonian FolkwaysC-SF 40033, SF 40033USA & Canada1991
CD SF 40033Sonny Terry The Folkways Years, 1944-1963 ‎(CD, Comp, RM)Smithsonian FolkwaysCD SF 40033USUnknown


  • Design [Cover]Carol Hardy
  • Liner Notes, Compiled ByKip Lornell
  • Photography By [Cover]David Gahr
  • Remastered ByAlan Yoshida


℗ © 1991 Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings

Manufactured in the USA.
Printed in Canada.

Tracks 2, 12 previously unreleased; the time for Track 10 is not listed on the CD or in the cover booklet.


  • Barcode: 0 9307-40033-2 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MASTERED BY NIMBUS SF 40033 (V) .


  • Distributed By – Rounder Records
  • Copyright (c) – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Remastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus, Virginia


The Folkways Years, 1944-1963. Your Rating. Album 1991 17 Songs. Sonny Terry. Blues 17-song anthology, selected from eight Sonny Terry LP's and other unreleased Folkways recordings, illustrates the remarkable variety of styles this influential harmonica player employed in his performance of blues, religious, and folk material. Produced and compiled by Kip Lornell. first-rate sampling of Terry's lasting and important contribution to our musical heritage. Listen free to Sonny Terry The Folkways Years, 1944-1963 Old Jabo, Going Down Slow and more. 17 tracks 51:57. Saunders Terrell, better known as Sonny Terry October 24, 1911-March 11, 1986, was a blues musician. He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on October 24, 1911, and died on March 11, 1 read more. Play jigsaw puzzles for free Home. The Folkways Years, 1944-1963, 1991. Album by Sonny Terry. Old Jabo. Going Down Slow. Crow Jane Blues. Harmonica With Slaps. Pick a Bale of Cotton. Dark Road. Skip to My Lou. The Woman Is Killing Me. Jail House Blues. Fox Chase, Right on That Shore. Shortnin' Bread. Sweet Woman. Lost John. A Man Is Nothing but a Fool. Poor Man But a Good Man. I've Been Your Doggie Since I Been Your Man. Custard Pie Blues. search for Sonny Terry , The Folkways Years, 1944-1963. Saunders Teddell, or Saunders Terrell or other variants, sources differ October 24, 1911 March 11, 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. Terry was born in Greensboro, Georgia. His father, a farmer, taught him to play basic blues harp as a youth. He sustained injuries to his eyes and went blind by the. Disc IDs 2. Cover Art 5. Album Compilation. Packaging: Jewel Case. Status: Official. Language: English. Sonny TerryJune 1, 1991. Blues 1991 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Listen to this album and millions more. First month free