Sonny Terry: Whoopin' The Blues DVD

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Catalogue No: VESTAPOL13057
Artist: Sonny Terry
Format: Sheet Music | Songbook
Sonny Terry started playing harmonica in his teens, as a blind street musician in North Carolina. After a stint with a medicine show, he hooked up with the popular ragtime singer/guitarist Blind Boy Fuller. When he was 23, he made his recording debut, backing up Fuller. Barely a year later in 1938, he was wowing New York audiences at Carnegie Hall, appearing solo as part of John Hammond's Spirituals to Swing concert.

Sonny Terry died in 1986, leaving behind many recordings and numerous fans -- as well as harmonica players trying to duplicate his virtuosity. He was a true originator and a powerful entertainer.

ISBN: 9781579409876
Published on: 24 May 2004
Length: 55
Language: English
Publisher: Omnibus Press
 
     
       
         

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