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 writing songs that reflected his rural-to-urban experiences.

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Discography

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
1989 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs Big Bill Broonzy 2
1991 Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam 1
1991 Black, Brown and White Big Bill Broonzy 1
1991 Blues for Ever Big Bill Broonzy 1
1992 The Bluesmen Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee / 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
Key to the Highway 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
1990 House Rent Stomp Big Bill Broonzy 1
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
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
1994 The Blues Collection: Big Bill Broonzy, Whiskey and Good Time Blues 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 I Can't Be Satisfied Big Bill Broonzy 1
2001 Midnite Jazz & Blues: The Southern Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
2003 Big Bill Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
2004 Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Big Bill Broonzy 1951-1952 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
2005 The Complete Vogue Recordings 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 CD7 Big Bill Broonzy 1
Trouble Big Bill Broonzy 1

Album + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Blues With Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 1
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
1928 Big Bill Blues / House Rent Stomp Big Bill Broonzy 1
1930 I Can't Be Satisfied / Skoodle Do Do Big Bill Broonzy 1
1931 State Street Woman / Mr. Conductor Man Big Bill Broonzy 1
1932 Worrying You Off My Mind Big Bill Broonzy 1
1932 Brown Skin Shuffle / Stovepipe Stomp Big Bill Broonzy 1
1933 Too Too Train Blues / Bull Cow Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
1933 Bull Cow Blues / How You Want It Done Big Bill Broonzy 1
1934 Mississippi River Blues / Friendless Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
1934 Mistreatin' Mama Blues / Long Tall Mama Big Bill Broonzy 1
1934 Hard Headed Woman / Serve It to Me Right Big Bill Broonzy 1
1935 Keep Your Hands Off Her / Sun Gonna Shine in My Door Some Day Big Bill Broonzy 1
1936 Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down / Down the Line Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
1936 Ash Hauler / Bricks in My Pillow Big Bill Broonzy 1
1936 W.P.A. Blues / I'm a Southern Man Big Bill Broonzy 1
1937 My Big Money / My Woman Mistreats Me Big Bill Broonzy 1
1938 I Want My Hands on It / Made a Date With an Angel Big Bill Broonzy 1
1938 Trucking Little Woman / Why Did You Do That to Me? Big Bill Broonzy 1
1938 WPA Rag / Living on Easy Street Big Bill Broonzy 1
1938 Rider Rider Blues / Trucking Little Woman No.2 Big Bill Broonzy 1
1938 Good Time Tonight / Hell Ain't but a Mile and a Quarter Big Bill Broonzy 1
1939 Preachin' the Blues / Too Many Drivers Big Bill Broonzy 1
1939 Just a Dream / Baby I Done Got Wise Big Bill Broonzy 1
1940 Plow Hand Blues / Looking for My Baby Big Bill Broonzy 1
1941 Key to the Highway / Green Grass Blues Big Bill 1
1941 All by Myself / Double Trouble Big Bill Broonzy 1
1941 When I Been Drinking / Shine on, Shine On Big Bill Broonzy 1
1942 I Feel So Good / Tell Me Baby Big Bill Broonzy 1
1942 Wee Wee Hours / Conversation With the Blues Big Bill Broonzy 1
1950 I Stay Blue All the Time / You've Been Mistreating Me Big Bill Broonzy 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Young Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy 1
Black, Brown and White Big Bill Broonzy 1
Feelin' Low Down Big Bill Broonzy 1
Treat Me Right Big Bill Broonzy 1

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