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Big Bill Broonzy, the essential DOUBLE CD


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FEATURED ARTIST / S
Big Bill Broonzy

    TRACK LIST
01 - Bull cow blues
02 - Rising sun shine on
03 - I can`t be satisfied
04 - Saturday night rub
05 - Too-too train
06 - Come on mama (with Georgia Tom & Hannah May)
07 - Midnight Special
08 - Can`t you trust me no more (with Bumble Bee Slim)
09 - Brown skin shuffle
10 - How you want it done
11 - My stove`s in good condition (with Lil Johnson)
12 - Big Bill blues
13 - Long tall mama
14 - Monkey man blues (with Cripple Clarence Lofton)
15 - Mr Conductor man
16 - Pig meat strut
17 - Rukus juice blues
18 - Crazy about you (with State Street Boys)
19 - Don`t tear my clothes no. 2 (with Chicago Black Swans)
20 - Key to the highway
21 - Jivin` Mr. Fuller blues
22 - Where were you last night? (with Bumble Bee Slim)
23 - Stove pipe stomp
24 - Mountain blues
25 - The Southern blues
26 - Nancy Jane (Hokum Boys)
27 - My big money
28 - St Louis women blues (with St Louis Jimmy Oden)
29 - I feel so good
30 - Looking for my baby
31 - C.C. rider (take A)
32 - That number of mine
33 - Black cat rag (with Famous Hokum Boys)
34 - You may need my help someday
35 - Martha blues
36 - Just wondering
37 - You got to hit the right lick
38 - Rockin` chair blues
39 - All by myself

Taken from the Document Catalogue, this is the second release in the Classic Blues series. This double CD features Big Bill Broonzy, an artist who was a strong link between country blues and the more sophisticated urban sounds of the pre-war Chicago blues scene. William Lee Conley "Big Bill" Broonzy was born in Scott, Mississippi on June 26, 1893. As a youngster his instrument of choice was a homemade fiddle. In later years he was famed for his accomplished guitar playing although he didn't start playing the guitar seriously until his mid-twenties. Following the First World War when he had been stationed in France, Big Bill went to Chicago and met Papa Charlie Jackson who, with his six string banjo, helped Bill hone his guitar technique. Chicago based Big Bill kept his musical options open by appealing to both the southern roots of the growing immigrant population and the 'hipper' attitudes of the city dwellers. He was able to adapt to the changes which took place in the music around him. Bill led the way musically, both as a matter of survival and as an innovator, he was a master of Country Blues, Ragtime Guitar, Hokum and post-war Folk Blues. Bill went on to tour in Europe in 1951 taking his music to new audiences and helping pave the way for the Blues revival in both Europe and the United States in the 1960s. Includes informative booklet notes by Gary Atkinson.
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