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sonny terry danced

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:42 am
by watertore
I recorded these tonight after watching a youtube perfrormance by sonny and brownie. It was from the same time I was helping sonny get around. Walter

sonny terry danced
sonny terry memories

Re: sonny terry danced

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:56 am
by Bournio
I've bookmarked these, because it's late over here, but hopefully I'll listen in the morning and be amazed(as ever)

Ok, they're excellent! I am impressed as ever

Re: sonny terry danced

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:31 pm
by jeffl
Thanks for those Walter. I owe alot to Sonny Terry, even though I never met the guy. My earliest harp idol was Tony (Little Son) Glover -- back in the late 60's, and his playing style is a direct link to Sonny Terry. Tony pointed me to Sonny Terry to begin to understand the use of rhythm and chucking in country style blues. I still have a harp tutorial book with CD entitled "Sonny Terry Licks". I'd recommend it to anybody who has primarily concentrated on Chicago style harpin' and feels the need to get familiar with that rhythmic country blues style.

Re: sonny terry danced

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:53 pm
by watertore
Hey Guys: I didn't realize how blessed I was at the time, to be around sonny terry. To this day, I never have tried to copy him because he is just to him IMO to ever be copied. What I learned from him was the whole concept of what a harp player should be. That is with me everyday. Walter

Re: sonny terry danced

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:00 pm
by bottleneck
very well said walter!

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