Big Bill Broonzy

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Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1893 – August 14 or 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working class African-American audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American 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.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
1988 Big Bill's Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
1991 Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam 1
1991 Blues for Ever Big Bill Broonzy 1
1996 The Southern Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
2011 Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy 1
Big Bill Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
House Rent Stomp Big Bill Broonzy 1
St. Louis Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Good Time Tonight Big Bill Broonzy 3
1991 Do That Guitar Rag Big Bill Broonzy 1
1991 1927-1935 Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 1: November 1927 to February 1932 Big Bill Broonzy 1
1991 1927-1935 Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 9 February 1932 to 18 October 1934 Big Bill Broonzy 1
1991 Black, Brown and White Big Bill Broonzy 1
1992 Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 4: 3 July 1935 to 22 April 1936 Big Bill Broonzy 1
1992 Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 5: 1 May 1936 to 31 January 1937 Big Bill Broonzy 1
1994 I Feel So Good: The Essential Recordings of Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy 1
1995 Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 12: 1945-1947 Big Bill Broonzy 1
1998 Warm, Witty & Wise Big Bill Broonzy 1
1998 Chicago Calling Big Bill Broonzy 1
1999 The Bill Broonzy Story Big Bill Broonzy 1
2000 Trouble in Mind Big Bill Broonzy 1
2000 Volume 2 The Post War Years Big Bill Broonzy 1
2000 Where the Blues Began Big Bill Broonzy 1
2001 Midnite Jazz & Blues: The Southern Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
2004 Can't Be Satisfied Big Bill Broonzy 1
2004 Kings of the Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
2005 Good Boy Big Bill Broonzy 1
2007 Volume 1 The Pre-War Years Big Bill Broonzy 1
2007 Rocking in Chicago 1949-53 Big Bill Broonzy 1
2007 The Roots of the Blues Josh White & Big Bill Broonzy 1
2011 One Beer, One Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
Absolutely the Best Big Bill Broonzy 1
All the Classic Sides 1928-1937 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 49: The Southern Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 3: 18 October 1934 to 3 July 1935 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 6: 31 January to 13 October 1937 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 7: 13 October 1937 to 15 September 1938 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 8: 15 September 1938 to 10 February 1939 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 9: 11 May to 8 December 1939 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 10: 26 January to 17 December 1940 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 11: 17 December 1940 to 6 March 1942 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Nothing But the Blues: Mississippi River Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
Nothing but the Blues: You Do Me Any Old Way Lead Belly & Big Bill Broonzy 1
Original Blues Sessions Big Bill Broonzy 1
The Complete Vogue Recordings Big Bill Broonzy 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 An Evening With Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 1 Big Bill Broonzy 1
1999 An Evening With Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 2 Big Bill Broonzy 1
2006 Amsterdam Live Concerts 1953 Big Bill Broonzy 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1928 Starvation Blues / Down in the Basement Blues Big Bill & Thomps 1

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