Knowledge Identifier: +Brownie_McGhee
Born in 1915.
Countries: United States (63%), Illinois (13%), New York (13%)
Linked to: Columbia Records, March of Dimes
Despite their later fame as "pure" folk artists playing for white audiences, in the 1940s Terry and McGhee attempted to be successful black recording performers, fronting a jump blues combo with honking saxophone and rolling piano, variously calling themselves "Brownie McGhee and his Jook House Rockers" or "Sonny Terry and his Buckshot Five," often with Champion Jack Dupree and Big Chief Ellis
After Fuller's death in 1941, J. B. Long of Columbia Records had McGhee adopt his mentor's name, branding him "Blind Boy Fuller No. 2
Bobby Robinson (record producer) - However, he recorded blues performers such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and had his first major success with "Shake Baby Shake" by Champion Jack Dupree in 1953
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - In April - May 1964, at the height of a surge of popular interest in the blues, she toured Europe as part of the Blues and Gospel Caravan, alongside Muddy Waters and Otis Spann, Ranson Knowling and Little Willie Smith, Reverend Gary Davis, Cousin Joe and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
"Guitar Styles of Brownie McGhee" was published in New York in 1971
With Sonny Terry, he appeared in the 1979 Steve Martin comedy "The Jerk"
One of McGhee's final concert appearances was at the 1995 Chicago Blues Festival