Recorded in April, 1962.
Personnel: Sonny Terry (vocals, harmonica); Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (vocals, harmonica, Jew's harp); Brownie McGhee (vocals, guitar).
Liner Note Author: Gene Shay.
Recording information: 2nd Fret, Philadelphia, PA (04/1962); The Second Fret, Philadelphia, PA (04/1962).
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee were the ultimate blues duo; McGhee's stylized singing and light, flickering guitar was wonderfully contrasted by Terry's sweeping, whirling harmonica solos and intense, country-tinged singing. They were in great form during the ten tunes featured on this live date. Sometimes, as on "Custard Pie" or "Barking Bull Dog," they're funny; at other times, they were prophetic, chilling, or moving. This is Piedmont blues at its best, and this disc's tremendous remastering provides a strong sonic framework. ~ Ron Wynn