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10 Famous Quotes by Brownie Mcghee
11/30/1915 - 2/16/1996
Also Known As:  
Walter "Brownie" McGhee     Walter Brown McGhee     Walter McGhee
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About Brownie Mcghee

Anywhere I'm wanted, I'll go. I've got to be wanted, though.

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Everybody would grab a guitar and listen to somebody else and call themselves a folk singer. When they didn't know no more songs, they'd run out of them.

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From then on in, me and Sonny started makin' records. My first records, Sonny was backin' me up. Sonny wasn't singin' natural at the time; he was singin' falsetto.

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I didn't make too many records with Leadbelly. The truth about it, Lead had his 12-string guitar, and I was playin' a steel National.

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I don't sit here and dream because I don't care about the future. I wouldn't take nothin' for my past and I've got enough behind me that I can write forever.

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I got Sonny up to Harlem, and we started street playin' in New York. We did that for three or four years and survived. We brought it back to the streets again.

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I met Sonny after (Blind Boy) Fuller died, and me and Sonny played in the streets like everybody else.

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I only write about what I do, what happens to me.

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I started a guitar school. It was called Home of the Blues, on 125th Street in New York. I did that for five, six years and had a lot of students.

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I was playing with steel picks on a steel guitar, and there was no amplification needed.

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