“Sonny Terry And His Mouth Harp [1952]” by Sonny Terry - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1952Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

10" LP, thought to have had a low-key issue in 1952, and a higher profile 12" LP re-issue in 1963. Not to be confused (as it often is) with the NYC 1953 sessions for Elektra which were compiled as "Sonny Terry And His Mouth Harp" (Riverside 12 644) a year later. Having said that, the recording source for this Stinson LP seems to create a bit of confusion all of its own. The liner notes suggest they are 1940s recordings and several of the tracks do appear on the Document CD "Sonny Terry: Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 2 (1944-1949)". I’ve also seen it written that the whole session was recorded for Stinson in NYC in 1952 by Kenneth Goldstein. Maybe the final answer would reveal a bit of both? Does anyone really know? Woody Guthrie sings on “Silver Fox Chase”, one of the 2 tracks that are definitely from a 1944 session at Asch. (“Silver Fox Chase” and “Gray Hound Blues” were renamed from their 1944 session working titles of “Fox Chase” and “Bus Blues”).

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A1 [02:59] 5.5.png Sonny Terry - Don’t You Hear Me Calling You Blues (Sonny Terry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:35] 7.9.png Sonny Terry - Silver Fox Chase (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:52] 6.0.png Sonny Terry - Worried And Lonesome Blues (Sonny Terry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [03:20] 6.2.png Sonny Terry - Gray Hound Blues (Sonny Terry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:57] 5.7.png Sonny Terry - She Is A Sweet Women (Sonny Terry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:33] 6.5.png Sonny Terry - South Bound Express (Sonny Terry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:50] 5.7.png Sonny Terry - You Don’t Want Me Blues (Sonny Terry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:57] 7.0.png Sonny Terry - Tell Me Litte Woman (Sonny Terry) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
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