Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry (Red River Blues 1948 - 1974). Composed by Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Boxed, Solos. Vestapol. Blues. Beginning. DVD. Duration 60 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop (MB.13056DVD).
This video career retrospective begins with two pieces filmed for the Library of Congress in 1948, including a rendition of, John Henry, with Woody Guthrie. Pete Seeger appears as appreciative host to the duo for two songs from his, Rainbow Quest. A wonderful medley filmed in 1970 of, Red River Blues/Crow, Jane offers two of the oldest known pieces in the Piedmont blues repertoire. Sonny's signature harmonica showpiece, Whoopin' the Clues, is heard in a 1973 BBC performance, and a tour de force, Rock Island Line, closes this exciting survey of a duo who, more than anyone else, introduced a generation to the power and glory of country blues.