Big Bill Broonzy (William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley)

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Legal name: Lee Conley Bradley, William Lee Conley Broonzy

Wikipedia

Big Bill Broonzy (born Lee Conley Bradley, June 26, 1903 – August 14, 1958) was an 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

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1989Feelin' Low DownBig Bill Broonzy1
1991The Young Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy1
Black, Brown and WhiteBig Bill Broonzy1
Treat Me RightBig Bill Broonzy1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1957Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country BluesBig Bill Broonzy3
1962Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk SongsBig Bill Broonzy3
1962Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam3
1988Big Bill's BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
1991Black, Brown and WhiteBig Bill Broonzy1
1991Blues for EverBig Bill Broonzy1
1991The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1935Big Bill Broonzy1
1992The BluesmenSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee / Big Bill Broonzy1
1996The Southern BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
2003Blues Is My BusinessBig Bill Broonzy1
2004Get BackBig Bill Broonzy1
2011Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy1
2011Big Bill BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
Big Bill BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
Key to the HighwayBig Bill Broonzy1
St. Louis BluesBig Bill Broonzy1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1966A Treasury of Folk Music With LeadbellyLeadbelly, Josh White, Big Bill Broonzy1
1990Good Time TonightBig Bill Broonzy3
1990House Rent StompBig Bill Broonzy1
1991Do That Guitar RagBig Bill Broonzy1
19911927-1935 Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 1: November 1927 to February 1932Big Bill Broonzy1
19911927-1935 Recordings in Chronological Order, Volume 2: 9 February 1932 to 18 October 1934Big Bill Broonzy1
1991Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 1 (1927-1932)Big Bill Broonzy1
1991Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Volume 2 (1932-1934)Big Bill Broonzy1
1992Unissued Test PressingsBig Bill Broonzy1
1992Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 4: 3 July 1935 to 22 April 1936Big Bill Broonzy1
1992Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 5: 1 May 1936 to 31 January 1937Big Bill Broonzy1
1994I Feel So Good: The Essential Recordings of Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy1
1994The Blues Collection: Big Bill Broonzy, Whiskey and Good Time BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
1995Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 12: 1945-1947Big Bill Broonzy1
1998Warm, Witty & WiseBig Bill Broonzy1
1998Chicago CallingBig Bill Broonzy1
1999The Bill Broonzy StoryBig Bill Broonzy1
2000Trouble in MindBig Bill Broonzy1
2000Volume 2 The Post War YearsBig Bill Broonzy1
2000Where the Blues BeganBig Bill Broonzy1
2001I Can't Be SatisfiedBig Bill Broonzy1
2001Midnite Jazz & Blues: The Southern BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
2001The EssentialBig Bill Broonzy1
2002The Blues: Chicago 1937‐1945Big Bill Broonzy1
2003Big Bill BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
2003Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Big Bill Broonzy 1949-1951Big Bill Broonzy1
2003Pye Blues Legends in LondonBig Bill Broonzy / Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee / Josh White1
2004Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Big Bill Broonzy 1951-1952Big Bill Broonzy1
2004Blues & Rhythm Series: The Chronological Big Bill Broonzy 1951Big Bill Broonzy1
2004Can't Be SatisfiedBig Bill Broonzy1
2004Kings of the BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
2005Good BoyBig Bill Broonzy1
2005The Complete Vogue RecordingsBig Bill Broonzy1
2006Josh White Comes A-Visiting / Big Bill Broonzy SingsJosh White & Big Bill Broonzy1
2007Volume 1 The Pre-War YearsBig Bill Broonzy1
2007Rocking in Chicago 1949-53Big Bill Broonzy1
2007The Roots of the BluesJosh White & Big Bill Broonzy1
2007Volume 3: The War and Postwar Years 1940-1951Big Bill Broonzy1
2010Four Classic Albums PlusBig Bill Broonzy1
2011One Beer, One BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
2013Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 13: 1949–1951Big Bill Broonzy1
2015Seven Classic AlbumsBig Bill Broonzy1
Absolutely the BestBig Bill Broonzy1
All the Classic Sides 1928-1937Big Bill Broonzy1
Big Bill BroonzyBig Bill Broonzy1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 11: 17 December 1940 to 6 March 1942Big Bill Broonzy1
Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 49: The Southern BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 3: 18 October 1934 to 3 July 1935Big Bill Broonzy1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 6: 31 January to 13 October 1937Big Bill Broonzy1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 7: 13 October 1937 to 15 September 1938Big Bill Broonzy1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 8: 15 September 1938 to 10 February 1939Big Bill Broonzy1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 9: 11 May to 8 December 1939Big Bill Broonzy1
Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 10: 26 January to 17 December 1940Big Bill Broonzy1
Nothing But the Blues: Mississippi River BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
Nothing but the Blues: You Do Me Any Old WayLead Belly & Big Bill Broonzy1
Original Blues Sessions CD7Big Bill Broonzy1
TroubleBig Bill Broonzy1

Album + Interview

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1952-05-13: Alan Lomax Tapes: Paris, Ville-de-Paris, Ile-de-France, FranceBig Bill Broonzy1
Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGheeSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Big Bill Broonzy1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1959Blues With Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGheeBig Bill Broonzy & Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee1
1999An Evening With Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 2Big Bill Broonzy1
1999An Evening With Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 1Big Bill Broonzy1
2006Amsterdam Live Concerts 1953Big Bill Broonzy1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1928Starvation Blues / Down in the Basement BluesBig Bill & Thomps1
1928Big Bill Blues / House Rent StompBig Bill Broonzy1
1930I Can't Be Satisfied / Skoodle Do DoBig Bill Broonzy1
1931State Street Woman / Mr. Conductor ManBig Bill Broonzy1
1932Worrying You Off My MindBig Bill Broonzy1
1933Too Too Train Blues / Bull Cow BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
1933Bull Cow Blues / How You Want It DoneBig Bill Broonzy1
1934Mississippi River Blues / Friendless BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
1934Mistreatin' Mama Blues / Long Tall MamaBig Bill Broonzy1
1934Hard Headed Woman / Serve It to Me RightBig Bill Broonzy1
1935Keep Your Hands Off Her / Sun Gonna Shine in My Door Some DayBig Bill Broonzy1
1936Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down / Down the Line BluesBig Bill Broonzy1
1936Ash Hauler / Bricks in My PillowBig Bill Broonzy1
1936W.P.A. Blues / I'm a Southern ManBig Bill Broonzy1
1936Brown Skin Shuffle / Stovepipe StompBig Bill Broonzy1
1937My Big Money / My Woman Mistreats MeBig Bill Broonzy1
1938I Want My Hands on It / Made a Date With an AngelBig Bill Broonzy1

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