Sonny Terry ‎– (1938-1955)

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Document Records (2) ‎– DLP 536
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A1 Sonny Terry Fox Chase
Harmonica – Sonny Terry
A2 Sonny Terry Lost John
Harmonica – Sonny Terry
A3 Sonny Terry As By Sanders Terry Train Love Blues
Harmonica – Sanders Terry, Sonny Terry
A4 Sonny Terry As By Sanders Terry New Love Blues
Harmonica, Vocals – Sanders Terry, Sonny Terry
A5 Sonny Terry Harmonica Blues
Harmonica, Vocals – Sonny Terry
A6 Sonny Terry Harmonica And Washboard Breakdown
Harmonica, Vocals – Sonny TerryWashboard – Oh Red (George Washington)*
A7 Sonny Terry Harmonica Stomp
Guitar, Voice [Speech] – Blind Boy FullerHarmonica, Vocals – Sonny TerryWashboard – Oh Red
A8 Sonny Terry Harmonica And Washboard Blues
Harmonica, Vocals – Sonny TerryWashboard – Oh Red
B1 Sonny Terry Forty-Four Whilstle Blues
Guitar – Blind Boy FullerHarmonica – Sonny TerryWashboard, Lead Vocals – Oh Red
B2 Sonny Terry Blowing The Blues
Harmonica – Sonny TerryWashboard – Oh Red
B3 Sonny Terry Lonesome Train
Guitar – Woodie Guthrie*Harmonica, Vocals – Sonny Terry
B4 Sonny Terry Run Away Woman
Guitar – Brownie McGheeHarmonica, Vocals – Sonny Terry
B5 Sonny Terry Shake Down
Guitar – Brownie McGheeHarmonica, Vocals – Sonny Terry
B6 Sonny Terry Dirty Mistreater
Guitar, Vocals – Brownie McGheeHarmonica, Vocals – Sonny Terry
B7 Sonny Terry Harmonica Train
Drums – Unknown ArtistGuitar – Brownie McGheeHarmonica, Vocals – Sonny TerryPiano [Prob. Or] – Wilbert Ellis*, Bob Gaddy
B8 Alonzo Scales Hard Luck Child
Baritone Saxophone – Unknown ArtistDrums – George Woods (5)Guitar – Brownie McGheeGuitar, Vocals – Alonzo ScalesHarmonica – Sonny TerryPiano – Bob Gaddy
B9 Alonzo Scales We Just Can't Agree
Baritone Saxophone – George Woods (5)Bass – Unknown ArtistGuitar – Brownie McGheeGuitar, Vocals – Alonzo ScalesHarmonica – Sonny TerryPiano – Bob Gaddy

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A1: 2490-A Havers Studio, New York City, 24 December 1938
A2: 2493-B Havers Studio, New York City, 24 December 1938
A3: 23882-1 New York City, 28 December 1938
A4: 23883-1 New York City, 28 December 1938
A5: 26596-A New York City, 5 March 1940
A6: 26597-A New York City, 5 March 1940
A7: 26602-A New York City, 6 March 1940
A8: 26603-A New York City, 6 March 1940
B1: WC-3148-A Chicago, 19 June 1940
B2: WC-3149-A Chicago, 19 June 1940
B3: Asch 550-3 New York City, 1944
B4: S-5764 New York City, 1945
B5: S-5765 New York City, 1945
B6: Ara. 1004 New York City, 1952 or poss. Vancouver, 1964-65
B7: M-43 New York City, 1953
B8: WW-124 New York City, late 1955
B9: WW-126 New York City, late 1955

Original recordings from the collection of Joe Bussard, Hans Maitner, Roger Misiewicz, Johnny Parth, Chris Strachwitz, Ernst Weber.

NOTE: The first 10 titles are Sonny Terry's complete pre-war recordings in chronological order.

Remastering: Studio Klement, Vienna
Cover photo: © Paul Oliver, used by permission.

Considering the extreme rarity of the original 78s, condition is generally better than might be hoped, but it must be borne in mind that only one or two copies are known to exist of some titles.

Discographical details from Blues And Gospel Records 1902 - 1943 by Godrich and Dixon and 60 years of Recorded Jazz 1917-1977 by Bruyninckx.

Document Records
Eipeldauerstr. 23/43/5, A-1220 Vienna, Austria (Phone: 0222-25 37 052)

Copyright 1988: Document Records, Austria.

Tracks A3 and A4 are credited to: Sonny Terry (as by "Sanders Terry")

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: AUSTRO MECHANA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DLP536 A | S | 20
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DLP536 B | S | 22

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