Interview with Brownie McGhee [Tape #012]
Side A description: Silence [00:00]; Josh White, New York City in the 1940s [00:05]; Meeting with Duke Ellington at the Apollo Theater, learning to perform live [03:45]; Performing at clubs in Brooklyn, conflict with club owner [06:36]; Joining musician‚Äôs union Local 802 [08:32]; J.B. Long and Blind Boy Fuller No. 2 [13:27]; Turning down offer to perform with the Ray-O-Vacs at the Apollo Theater [14:26]; Brother‚Äôs career problems, hit song, ‚ÄúDrinkin‚Äô wine spo-dee-dee‚Äù [17:48]; Reasons for initially not touring Australia, Peter Mann convinces him to tour Australia [28:50] Side B description: Silence [00:00]; His demands before touring Australia [00:05]; Australia importing labor, ‚Äúkeep Australia white‚Äù [00:50]; Touring Australia, changing his perspective of country [01:52]; Touring in Canada and England, Big Bill Broonzy [11:39]; Returns to US, New York Times interview [21:07]; Lawsuit over Duke Ellington‚Äôs song ‚ÄúHouse rent party blues‚Äù [23:50]; Concerts in Canada [26:06]; California, trip to India and Africa [27:47]
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