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Big Joe Williams Vol 2 1945 - 1949

Big Joe Williams; vocal, Nine-string guitar, bottleneck guitar.

Includes; Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson, harmonica; Chasey Jones, vocal, washboard; Ransom Knowling, bass; Judge Riley, drums and others...

Genre: Mississippi Country Blues

Informative booklet notes by Bob Groom.
Detailed discography

Big Joe Williams was born in, most likely in October, 1903. Joe’s first recordings were made for Bluebird in February 1935 and in October of that year he recorded with two other musicians, Chasey Collins from Alabama probably played the washboard, while an old timer from Memphis, “Dad” Tracey, played the one string-fiddle. In addition to four Joe Williams vocals, Chasey Jones sang two excellent blues; Walking Blues is unrelated to the Son House / Robert Johnson blues but has verses used earlier by Kokomo Arnold and later by Tommy McClennan (“You Can Mistreat Me Here”). Joe later adopted the piece as “Walk On Little Girl”, Atlanta Town is a vocal tour-de-force, with wild accompaniment, which makes one wish that Collins had recorded more. Continued...

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