This day (March 11, 1986 ), in Mineola, New York, died Saunders Terrell a.k.a. Sonny Terry, an American Piedmont blues harmonica player.
Wikipedia : This day (March 11, 1986 ), in Mineola, New York, died Saunders Terrell a.k.a. Sonny Terry, an American Piedmont blues harmonica player.
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee :
Sonny Terry @Bluesharp : The joyous whoop that Sonny Terry naturally emitted between raucous harp blasts was as distinctive a signature sound as can possibly be imagined.
@last.fm : His father, a farmer, taught him to play basic blues harp as a youth. He sustained injuries to his eyes at a young age which eventually prevented him from doing farm work himself. In order to earn a living Sonny was now forced to play music.
Audio : Whoopin’ the Blues . Diggin’ My Potatoes . Harmonica Blues . One Monkey Don’t Stop The Show . Custard Pie Blues . Lost John . Sonny’s Whoopin’ the Doop . All Alone Blues . Crow Jane . Crow Jane Blues .
Video : Sonny Terry And Brownie Mcghee – Rock Island Line (1966) . Sonny Terry – Pt 1 . Sonny Terry – Pt 2 . w/ Brownie Mcghee – Drinkin’ Wine . w/ Brownie Mcghee – Ride And Roll (1974) . w/ Brownie Mcghee – Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire) (1967) . w/ Brownie Mcghee – Hootin’ Blues (1962) .