Turning to the blues as a vocation after losing his eyesight as a young man, Sonny Terry created a lasting impact with his whoopin’ harmonica style and crossover appeal. The son of a farmer, born Saunders Terrell in Greensboro, Georgia, Terry performed his “Mountain Blues” at John Hammond’s famous Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnegie Hall before finding overnight success with blues guitarist, Brownie McGhee. Joining the growing folk movement, the duo toured, performed, and recorded from radio, television, and Broadway, to the concert halls of Europe.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.