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Brownie McGhee (I) (1915–1996)

Brownie McGhee was born on November 30, 1915 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Walter McGhee. He died on February 16, 1996 in Oakland, California, USA. See full bio »

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Angel Heart Toots Sweet
(1987)
(1987)
The Jerk Blues Singer
(1979)

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 2016 Loving (performer: "Feel So Good")
 2014 Anarchy in Manchester (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... (writer: "Blues Had a Baby")
 2013 House of Lies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Runner Stumbles (2013) ... (writer: "Fox Chase" - uncredited)
 2012 House at the End of the Street (performer: "Crazy 'Bout You Baby")
 2008 Physical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under Review (Video documentary) (writer: "Penicillin Blues")
 2007 Superbad (performer: "Dangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand)")
  Deadwood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- I Am Not the Fine Man You Take Me For (2006) ... (performer: "Hole In The Wall" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hole In The Wall" - uncredited)
 2005 Guy X (performer: "Lonesome Day") / (writer: "Lonesome Day")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode, 2003) (performer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (writer: "Key to the Highway" - as Walter B. McGhee)
- The Soul of a Man (2003) ... (performer: "John Henry")
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) (performer: "John Henry")
  Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- The National Pastime (1994) ... (performer: "Baseball Boogie") / (writer: "Baseball Boogie")
 1991 Dogfight (performer: "GUITAR HIGHWAY") / (writer: "GUITAR HIGHWAY")
 1990 A Matter of Degrees (performer: "Blue Feeling") / (writer: "Blue Feeling")
 1989 Matlock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Blues Singer (1989) ... (performer: "The Midnight Special", "The Bluesman")
 1988 Family Ties (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Blues Brother (1988) ... (performer: "I Feel Good", "The Ballad of John Henry", "Cornbread and Peas" - uncredited)
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Woody Guthrie (1988) ... (performer: "The Ballad of John Henry")
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (writer: "The Blues Had a Baby (And They Named It Rock-n-Roll)" - as Morganfield-McGhee)
 1987 Angel Heart ("Rainy Rainy Day")
 1983 Get Crazy (writer: "The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll" - as B. McGhee)
 1979 The Jerk (performer: "Pick A Bale Of Cotton" - as Brownie McGee)
  Whistle Test (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Episode #2.43 (1973) ... (performer: "That's Why I'm Walking", "Sonny's Things", "Walk On") / (writer: "That's Why I'm Walking", "Walk On")
 1973 Book of Numbers (performer: "I Walk with the Lord", "Blue Boy Holler", "He's Alright", "I'm So Glad", "Blue's Last Walk")
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 February 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Fighting A Losing Battle")
 1965 Dave's Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1965) ... (performer: "Midnight Special", "Talking Harmonica Blues", "Pick Bale O' Cotton")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(January 7 to 14, 1957) He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," in a Playwrights Company production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Marjorie Steele (Maggie); Alex Nicol (Brick); Thomas Gomez (Big Daddy); Maxwell Glanville; Musa Williams; Madeleine Sherwood; John Anderson; Mary Bell; Gerri ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Brownie McGee | Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
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Trivia:

Brother of Stick McGhee.

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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