SONNY TERRY

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Harmonica player Sonny Terry was one of the initial bluesmen who crossed over into areas not normally associated with the genre before he came along. Along with his partner, guitarist Brownie McGhee, Terry played on numerous folk recordings with the likes of Woody Guthrie, developed an acting career showcased on television and Broadway, and never compromised his unique high-pitched penetrating harmonica style called whoopin'.

Sonny Terry was born Saunders Terrell on October 24, 1911, in Greensboro, GA. He lost his sight by the time he was 16 in two separate accidents. His father played harmonica in local functions around town and taught Terry at an early age. Realizing his eyesight would keep him from pursuing a profession in farming, Terry decided instead to be a blues singer. He began traveling to nearby Raleigh and Durham, NC, performing on street corners for tips. In 1934, he befriended the popular guitarist Blind
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SONNY TERRY Harmonica & Vocal Solos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harmonica & Vocal Solos
Blues 1952
SONNY TERRY Sonny Terry, Alec Stewart : City Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Terry, Alec Stewart : City Blues
Blues 1954
SONNY TERRY Folk Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Folk Blues
Blues 1954
SONNY TERRY Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp (aka Talkin' 'Bout The Blues) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp (aka Talkin' 'Bout The Blues)
Blues 1958
SONNY TERRY Sonny Terry, J.C. Burris, Sticks McGhee : On The Road album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Terry, J.C. Burris, Sticks McGhee : On The Road
Blues 1959
SONNY TERRY Sonny's Story album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny's Story
Blues 1960
SONNY TERRY Sonny Terry's Washboard Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Terry's Washboard Band
Blues 1961
SONNY TERRY Sonny Is King album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Is King
Blues 1963
SONNY TERRY Blind Sonny Terry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blind Sonny Terry
Blues 1965
SONNY TERRY Sonny Terry's New Sound: The Jawharp In Blues & Folk Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Terry's New Sound: The Jawharp In Blues & Folk Music
Blues 1968
SONNY TERRY Blind Sonny Terry & Woody Guthrie With Alec Stewart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blind Sonny Terry & Woody Guthrie With Alec Stewart
Blues 1969
SONNY TERRY Blues From Everywhere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues From Everywhere
Blues 1970
SONNY TERRY Wizard Of The Harmonica album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wizard Of The Harmonica
Blues 1972
SONNY TERRY Robbin' The Grave album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Robbin' The Grave
Blues 1974
SONNY TERRY Original Blues & Rhythmn & Blues 5 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Original Blues & Rhythmn & Blues 5
Blues 1982
SONNY TERRY Sonny Terry Featuring Johnny Winter, Willie Dixon, Styve Homnick ‎: I Think I Got The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Terry Featuring Johnny Winter, Willie Dixon, Styve Homnick ‎: I Think I Got The Blues
Blues 1983
SONNY TERRY Whoopin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Whoopin'
Blues 1984
SONNY TERRY Sonny Terry / Buster Brown ‎: Toughest Terry & Baddest Brown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Terry / Buster Brown ‎: Toughest Terry & Baddest Brown
Blues 1985
SONNY TERRY Black Night Road album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Night Road
Blues 1989
SONNY TERRY Chain Gang Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chain Gang Blues
Blues 1990

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