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The sweet, passionate melody captivated his heart from the first note; it was full of radiance, full of the tender throbbing of inspiration and happiness and beauty, continually growing and melting away; it rumoured of everything on earth that is dear and secret and sacred to mankind; it breathed of immortal sadness and it departed from the earth to die in the heavens - Ivan Turgenev

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Brownie McGhee's Home of the Blues
« on: March 09, 2014, 09:40:08 AM »
"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 - Brownie McGhee"

I believe one of the Traum Bros. Artie or Happy studied with Brownie there, but anyone know of anyone else? Is there any printed material extant from the school? I know Gary Davis taught there for a while, but he expressed serious dislike of Brownie to me when his name came up, because McGhee had turned him down for a loan to buy a new guitar after one of his had been stolen on the street.

It seems like finding out more info, might be an avenue into finding some older New York based players. Maybe there are hundreds of 75 year old Brownie acolytes hidden away.
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