CAPITOL BLUES #2: SONNY TERRY Whoopin’ The Blues: The Capitol Recordings, 1947-1950 (1995)

Whoopin’ The Blues: The Capitol Recordings, 1947-1950 (1995)
Terry’s First, Post-Broadway Sessions

Rare recordings from the great Sonny Terry, made during four sessions over the course of a three-year period. Long time partner Brownie McGhee shows up during the second half, but most of these tracks are sessions recorded under Sonny’s name – made when he landed a contract following his appearance in Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow. The first sessions feature guitarist, “Sticks” McGhee, Brownie’s younger brother. Thanks to ARTKoen for the .pdf liner notes. We’ve got more releases in The Capitol Blues Series, HERE, with more on the way. This one’s cheap at Amazon, HERE.

Telephone Blues
Custard Pie Blues
Riff And Harmonica Jump
Mad Man Blues
All Alone Blues
Dirty Mistreater, Don’t You Know
Early Morning Blues/Hot Headed Woman? (Medley)
Whoopin’ The Blues
Beer Garden Blues
Screamin’ And Cryin’ Blues
Crow Jane Blues
Worried Man Blues
Airplane Blues
Hot Headed Woman
Harmonica Rag
Leavin’ Blues


  • Capt. Willard
    March 12, 2010 - 15:03 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Johnny Pierre
    March 13, 2010 - 17:45 | Permalink

    Kudos for BLues Week on Never Get Out of the Boat — will this become an annual event?

  • Capt. Willard
    March 13, 2010 - 17:56 | Permalink

    Thanks… not a bad idea.

  • Neroon001
    March 15, 2010 - 02:17 | Permalink

    I saw Sonny Terry in New York City in the 80's with Johnny Winter,Willie Dixon,Can't remember if Brownie was there but the Fabulous Thunderbirds opened what a concert that was.Thanks for sharing these great albums !!!!

  • Art Ducko
    March 17, 2010 - 10:04 | Permalink

    A big yes for the Annual Blues Week, & think about Sonny Boy Williamson (the original & Sonny Boy 2, Rice Miller) for the next installment. Keep 'em coming!

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