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Thread #54110   Message #837562
Posted By: toadfrog
29-Nov-02 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cornbread Peas and Black Molasses
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cornbread peas and black molasses
Sorry Stewie, maybe I was being dogmatic. I also have it on an OLD LP. (So old, it proudly calls itself "MICRO-GROOVE RECORDING - 331/3 RPM!") It is called "CHAIN GANG Volume One," and has Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry and Alek Stewart on it. On the Stinson label, which I suspect was no longer a viable brant by the time I got hold of the record in 1956.

If you say Brownie McGee also recorded it, I'm sure you are right. But people usually think of McGee when they think of Sonny Terry, and so far as I know Alek or Alec Stewart is probably a forgotten man, so I thought I might remind. I've only heard McGee play relatively urban sounding blues guitar, and the sound on my disk is very down home.