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McGhee, Brownie, 1915-1996


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  • Variants

    • McGhee, Walter Brown, 1914-
    • McGhee, Walter Brown, 1915-1996
    • Blind Boy Fuller #2, 1915-1996
    • Blind Boy Fuller Number Two, 1915-1996
    • Johnson, Henry, 1915-1996
    • Spider Sam, 1915-1996
    • Tennessee Gabriel, 1915-1996
    • Williams, Blind Boy, 1915-1996
    • Blind Boy Fuller No. 2, 1915-1996
    • Fuller, Blind Boy, 1915-1996
    • McGhee, Brownee, 1915-1996
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        1915-11-30
    • Death Date

        1996-02-16
    • Has Affiliation

    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: House of Blues School (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
    • Birth Place

        Knoxville (Tenn.)
    • Field of Activity

      (naf) Guitar--Performance

      (naf) Blues (Music)

      (naf) Folk music


    • Occupation

      Guitarists

      Blues musicians

      Folk musicians

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • McGhee, Walter Brown, 1914-
  • Sources

    • found: His You hear me talkin' [SR] p1978:label (Brownie McGhee)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd.(hdg.: McGhee, Walter Brown, 1914- )
    • found: Washington Post, Feb. 21, 1996obituary (Brownie McGhee; b. Nashville, Tenn.; d. Feb 16, 1996 in Oakland, Calif.; guitarist, blues musician)
    • found: Encyclopedia of the blues, 1992(Brownie McGhee, b. 1915)
    • found: All music guide website, Feb. 21, 2006(Brownie McGhee; b. Walter Brown McGhee on Nov. 30, 1915 in Knoxville, Tenn.; d. Feb. 23 [sic], 1996 in Oakland, Calif.)
    • found: Classic blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, p2003:container (Brownie McGhee) insert (Walter Brown McGhee; b. 1915 in Knoxville, Tenn.; d. 1996; after the death of his idol, Blind Boy Fuller, McGhee briefly took the name Blind Boy Fuller #2; by his own account, he used the name Blind Boy Fuller Number Two on Columbia, Henry Johnson on Decca, Spider Sam on Atlantic, and Tennessee Gabriel on Circle; when he played piano he was Blind Boy Williams; moved to New York in the early 1940s and teamed up with harmonica ace Sonny Terry, working with him into the mid-1970s)
    • found: Allmusic.com, Aug. 6, 2014(Brownie McGhee; b. Nov. 30, 1915 in Knoxville, Tenn.; d. Feb. 16, 1996 in Oakland, Calif.; folk-blues singer-guitarist; recorded as Blind Boy Fuller No. 2 for the Okeh label; also appeared in theater, film, and television productions)
    • found: African American National Biography via Oxford African American Studies Center database, accessed January 22, 2015(Brownie McGhee; Walter Brown McGhee; blues musician, singer; b. Nov. 30, 1915 in Knoxville, Tenn.; d. Feb. 23, 1996 in Oakland, Calif.)
    • found: To hear your banjo play [MI] 1948:credits (Brownee McGhee)
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  • Change Notes

    • 1983-12-16: new
    • 2024-05-24: revised
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