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Big Bill Broonzy 1957

 

 

 

 

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” The great country blues singer and guitarist Big Bill Broonzy performs “Worried Man Blues,” “Hey, Hey” and “How You Want It Done.” From the DVD “A Musical Journey: The Films of Pete, Toshi and Dan Seeger.” More info at http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Spotlight 1995

 

 

 

Life is Like That – Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson

” Life is Like That – Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson off The Alan Lomax Collection:

Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook, Released 09/30/2003 

Celebrate “The Year of The Blues” with Alan Lomax’s Blues Songbook! 2 CD Set!”

Big Bill Broonzy – Live

Big Bill Broonzy 1957: 3 Songs

 

” The great country blues singer and guitarist Big Bill Broonzy performs “Worried Man Blues,” “Hey, Hey” and “How You Want It Done.” From the DVD “A Musical Journey: The Films of Pete, Toshi and Dan Seeger.” “

Long Live The Blues 

 

 

” Despite years of research, the details of William Lee Conley Broonzy’s birth date remain problematic. He may have been born on 26 June 1893 – the date of birth he often gave – or according to Bill’s twin sister Laney, it may have been in 1898. Laney claimed to have documents to prove that. However, definitive research undertaken by Bob Reisman (see http://www.amazon.co.uk or http://www.amazon.com search book “I Feel So Good”) has changed the picture. ”

 

 

  ” Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1903 – August 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly black audiences. Through the ‘30s and ‘40s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with white audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emergingAmerican folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century.

Broonzy copyrighted more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including both adaptations of traditional folk songs and original blues songs. As a blues composer, he was unique in that his compositions reflected the many vantage points of his rural-to-urban experiences.[1] “

 

 

 

 

Big Bill Broonzy was one of America’s most popular blues musicians — a father figure to many blues legends and an acknowledged influence on rockers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. Yet Broonzy’s life has remained something of a mystery until now. A new biography called I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy traces the musician’s path from the rural South to the South Side of Chicago. Author Bob Riesman’s decade of research has yielded some surprising results. ”

 

 

Big Bill Broonzy's shape-shifting musical identity is documented in the book I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy.

 

 

Happy Birthday Big Bill