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A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

by Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee


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Music from Brownie and Sonny's latter period, circa March and September of 1969. This combines two albums (A Long Way from Home and I Couldn't Believe My Eyes, both cut in two days) recorded for ABC-BluesWay, with the inclusion of a stray unreleased track, "Beggin' You," from the second session in September. The personnel stays basically the same for both sessions with excellent rhythm section support from drummer Panama Francis and bassist Jimmy Bond, while the September session also includes Earl Hooker on guitar. Solid, relaxed, rockin' grooves are the hallmarks here with both artists in fine form.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/1998
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811175627
catalogNumber: 11756
Rank: 122418


  1. A Long Way from Home
  2. Big Question
  3. Rock Island Line
  4. Night and Day
  5. You Just Usin' Me for a Convenience
  6. Hole in the Wall
  7. Life Is a Gamble
  8. Don't Mistreat Me
  9. Packin' up, Gettin' Ready
  10. Wailin' & Whoopin'
  11. B. M. Special
  12. Poor Man Blues
  13. Tell Me Why
  14. Beggin' You
  15. Don't Wait for Me
  16. I'm in Love with You Baby
  17. When I Was Drinkin'
  18. I Couldn't Believe My Eyes

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee   Primary Artist
Earl Hooker   Guitar
Brownie McGhee   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Panama Francis   Drums
Ray Johnson   Piano,Electric Piano,Tambourine
Marsha Smith   Vocals
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Bond   Bass

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Mary Katherine Aldin   Liner Notes
Mike Fink   Contributor,Reissue Design
Bernie Grundman   Engineer
Andy McKaie   Reissue Producer
Ed Michel   Producer
Vartan   Art Direction

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