Sonny Terry

Saunders Teddell, or Saunders Terrell (or other variants, sources differ) (October 24, 1911 – March 11, 1986), known as Sonny Terry, was an American Piedmont blues and folk musician, who was known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers and occasionally imitations of trains and fox hunts.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 24th, 1911 (Greensboro), Died March 11th, 1986 (Mineola)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: harmonica

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73466 3/26/1946 Sometime Josh White instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 73467 3/26/1946 The lass with the delicate air Josh White instrumentalist, harmonica  
Decca 73468 3/26/1946 I gave my love a cherry Josh White instrumentalist, harmonica  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Terry, Sonny," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346623.

Terry, Sonny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346623.

"Terry, Sonny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346623

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