S U N I   M c G R A T H; source:
Harry   'Suni'   McGrath
Harold James 'Suni' McGrath
b. July 7, 1943 in Indiana, IN
d. January 11, 2017 in Richmond, IN

discography
S U N I   M c G R A T H, June Symonds, Jon Wallen; source: Back cover of Adelphi LP AD1014S
Suni McGrath, June Symonds, Jon Wallen
source: Back cover of Adelphi LP AD1014S
photographer: G.L. Moore or Gene Rosenthal


'Suni McGrath' 45 rpm / LPs / CD
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
11969

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Suni McGrath: Cornflower Suite

- Cornflower Suite (McGrath) (13:05)   @ youtube
- Picnic On The Moor (McGrath) (2:21)   @ youtube
- Garden Of Afternoon (McGrath) (6:15)   @ youtube

- Winged Sandal (McGrath) (4:15)   @ youtube
- Pea Plucker's Pavane (McGrath) (4:29)   @ youtube
- Xopo (McGrath) (4:18)   @ youtube
- Blue Domes Of Isfahan (McGrath) (4:29)   @ youtube
- Parting Dance (McGrath) (3:20)   @ youtube

rec. at Adelphi Studios in Silver Spring, MD by Gene Rosenthal; Suni McGrath, 6 & 12 string guitars, 6 string electric guitar; Raymond Biase, bass drum, traps & tablas
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Adelphi AD 1002

= Genes GCD 1002
(download)

Adelphi discography

21971

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Suni McGrath: The Call Of The Mourning Dove

- Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus (L. Stead / W. Kirkpatrick; p.d. - arr. McGrath)   @ youtube
- In The Carriage House (McGrath)   @ youtube
- He Led Me Out Of The Darkness (McGrath)   @ youtube
- Kyrie (trad. arr. McGrath)   @ youtube
- The Call Of The Mourning Dove (McGrath)   @ youtube

- Ripe Figs (McGrath)   @ Spotify
- The King Is Coming (McGrath)   @ youtube
- Hallelujah, I Belong To The Band (Gary Davis, arr. McGrath)   @ youtube
- Verbum Patris-Sanctus, Benedictus (trad. arr. McGrath)   @ Spotify
- On The Riverpath She Waited (McGrath) #   @ youtube

rec. 1971 at Adelphi Studios in Silver Spring, MD by Gene Rosenthal; Suni McGrath, 6-str ac g; # Jon Wallen, 2nd g; # June Symonds, violin
cover painting by Richard Bingham; liner photos by G.L. Moore and Gene Rosenthal
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Adelphi AD 1014

= Genes GCD 1014
(download)

Adelphi discography

31973

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Suni McGrath: Childgrove

- The Star Of County Down / Childgrove (5:00) #   @ youtube
- Love Abides (3:12)   @ youtube
- Zoe (3:07)   @ youtube
- Lo, I'll Be with You Always (Gary Davis) (2:21)   @ youtube
- The Harvest (4:46)
- (Jesus Said) I Am The Resurrection (5:07)

- The Lion Of Judah (22:00) ## *

rec. March 1972 at Adelphi Studios in Silver Spring, MD by Gene Rosenthal; Suni McGrath, g; # Jack Denlinger, 2nd g, ## lead g; * Ellen Matthews, voc
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Adelphi AD 1022

Adelphi discography

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= Media Arte MA-0029
(South Korea 2011)

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= Vivid Sound Corporation
VSCD 6031 (Jp 2013)

42005Imaginational Anthem

Max Ochs
- Imaginational Anthem (rec. July 23, 2004)
Brad Barr
- Bouba's Bounce (rec. Aug. 3, 2004)

Suni McGrath
- Train Z (rec. June 2004) *   @ youtube
Harris Newman
- Lake Shore Drive (Slight Return) (rec. June 2004)
Harry Taussig
- Dorian Sonata (rec. 1965)
Jack Rose
- White Mule III (rec. live Oct. 2004)
Steve Mann
- My Thoughts Began To Crystallize (instr)   @ youtube
Glenn Jones
- The Little Dog's Day (rec. Sept. 2004)
Gyan Riley & Terry Riley
- La Cigale (The Locust) (rec. live Jan. 23, 2004)
Bern Nix
- Low Barometer (rec. June 26, 2004)
Bob Hadley
- Celtic Reverie (rec. July 2004)
Janet Smith & Steve Mann
- Daemon Lover Variations (instr)   @ youtube
John Fahey
- O'Holy Night (from 1991 album)
Kaki King
- Night After Sidewalk (from 2003 album)
Sandy Bull
- Untitled (rec. ca. 1996)
Max Ochs
- Imaginational Anthem (rec. Jan. 29, 1969)


* "from the forthcoming Suni McGrath album on (Near Mint) Tompkins Square"
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Near Mint NM 0531
(US 2005)

3 CD box set
Tompkins Square TSQ1899 (US 2008)

5 CD box set
Tompkins Square TSQ2790
(US 2012)

52006Suni McGrath

- Seven Stars   @ youtube
- Fantasia   @ youtube
rec. 2006; Suni McGrath, g
7 inch 45 rpm
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Near Mint NM 53167
(US 2005)

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= Tompkins Square NM
53167 (US 2006)

62/2014Suni McGrath: Seven Stars

- Seven Stars (1:50)   @ youtube
- Train Z II (5:26)   @ youtube
- Cochise Rides Again (1:05)   @ youtube
- Fantasia (2:29)   @ youtube
- Hop Skip Jump Rag (3:15)   @ youtube
- Fly Valory (4:35)   @ youtube
- That Something (1:03)   @ youtube
- Waxing The Skis (2:23)   @ youtube
- Seven Stars II (4:10)   @ youtube
- Falling Petals (0:52)   @ youtube

"Legendary 12-string guitarist Suni McGrath's first new recordings in 33 years were captured in 2006, but only three songs from that session were released."; Suni McGrath, g
Cover photograph: August 1961, 18 years old, with Harmony guitar. Photo taken by his sister, nine years old at the time
digital album
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= Tompkins Square
(US 2/2014)
77/2009Bonus Tracks From The Ong Ong Archive

Bruce Hack - Introduction (0:34)
Lightnin Hopkins - Mr. Charlie Parts 1&2 (5:00)
Clearing Sunshine Man (2:38)
Harry's Quest - Please, Can You Help Us? (2:28)
Guy Carawan - That's Alright (3:07)
Paul Levinson - Today Is Just Like You (2:41)
Scotti - The Queen And I (2:39)
Ron Moore - Airborne (1:59)
Jacques Xvart - Un Arbe (3:49)
Ney Matogrosso - Homem De Neanderthal (4:13)
No Strange - L'Universo 1 (6:34)
Hap Palmer - The Friendly Giant (1:14)

Suni McGrath - Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus (3:00) [Adelphi AD 1014]
Ashes - Stefani (2:55)
Dorothy Carter - Tree Of Life (5:50)
Bruce Hack - Mudra (6:16)
Cypress - City Called Sun (7:31)
Toulouse Engelhardt - Like It's About To Start (3:18)
Mighty Kings Of Harmony - In The Storm So Long (2:29)


Included with issue 5 of Ong Ong magazine

Ong Ong Press fanzine #5
(US 7/2009)

www.ongongpress.com



Additional information appreciated !!!

 

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Obituary by Josh Rosenthal
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

thanks to Suni McGrath and Henri d'Hautefeuille for additional info

 

Harry 'Suni' McGrath 2003; click to enlarge photo !
Harry 'Suni' McGrath & his mother Harriette, 2003
(photo sent to me by Suni in 2003)

 

 

 

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