Interview with Brownie McGhee [Tape #002]
Side A description: Silence [00:00]; Living with the Almanac Singers in New York City [00:05]; Josh White [01:10]; Pete Seeger learning to play banjo [02:10]; Meeting Lead Belly in New York City and Washington D.C. [03:32]; Concert with Paul Robeson and recording at the Library of Congress [04:00]; Partnership with Sonny Terry [04:20]; Conversion with Lead Belly about being called a ‚Äúnigger‚Äù [07:35]; Performing at Paul Robeson concert [08:10]; Asked to meet Josh White in New York City [09:10]; Return to Kingsport, Tennessee, confusion with train ticket [10:00]; Arrival in New York City, cheated by taxi driver [13:30]; Living with Almanac Singers, food [14:40]; Millard Lampell [16:09]; Lead Belly‚Äôs address [17:00]; Food living with the Almanac Singers [17:18]; Moving in with Lead Belly at 604 E. 9th St., living with Lead Belly, 1941-1942 [17:52]; Performing with the Almanac Singers [20:35]; Woody Guthrie in trouble for saying ‚Äúnigger‚Äù on radio [22:00]; Never see Lead Belly drink alcohol [22:46]; Playing music and drinking at Woody Guthrie‚Äôs apartment at 10 E. Charles St. [23:24]; Brownie begins to sing ‚ÄúRock of Ages‚Äù [25:24]; Song ‚ÄúThis land is your land‚Äù [26:04]; Contract and pay performing with the Almanac Singers [26:40]; Songs performed by the Almanac Singers [27:30]; Introduction by Paul Robeson at first concert [28:20] Side B description: Silence [00:00]; Introduction by Paul Robeson at first concert [00:05]; Discrimination in Washington D.C., origin of the song, ‚ÄúBourgeois Blues‚Äù [05:09]; Mary Travers, union songs [07:05]; Writing his own songs [08:04]; Writing blues songs about whiskey, women, and money [08:21]; Political songs and sharecropping in the South [08:59]; Whiskey, women, and money as euphemisms about racial oppression [10:10]; Bessie Smith [11:44]; Discrimination playing with the Almanac Singers [12:27]; Woody Guthrie demanding to eat with Brownie and Sonny at concert in Baltimore, Maryland [13:20]; Song, ‚ÄúThis land is your land‚Äù and ‚ÄúRock of ages‚Äù [19:45]; Woody Guthrie selling 10 songs for $25 [22:00]; Woody Guthrie stealing his child back [23:00]; Mary Travers playing with People‚Äôs songs at hootenanny [23:36]; Final song at hootenanny ‚ÄúWhen the saints go marching in‚Äù [25:50]; Union songs [27:05]; Lead Belly working at the Village Vanguard [28:05]; Josh White‚Äôs career [29:48]
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