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Big Bill Blues

Big Bill Broonzy"s Story as Told to Yannick Bruynoghe

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Published by Oak Archives .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art / Performing Arts

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCharles Edward Smith (Foreword), Stanley Dance (Foreword), Paul Oliver (Illustrator), Yannick Bruynoghe (Introduction, Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11452396M
    ISBN 100825600081
    ISBN 109780825600081
    OCLC/WorldCa464584580

    Big Bill was a stand-in for Robert Johnson, who had been murdered in Mississippi in August that year. Hammond heard about Johnson's death just a week before the concert was due to take place. According to John Sebastian () Big Bill bought a new pair of .   'Yannick Bruynoghe, whose wonderful idea it was to gather Big Bill's stories and blues together, has been incredibly successful in setting them down in all their natural vigour and spontaneity. The astonishing anecdotes that Bill tells in illustration of his life and songs are the more vividly Pages:

    Born on J in Scott County, Mississippi. Died on Aug , Chicago. In the ’s Broonzy became known as one of the major artist on the Chicago Blues scene. Titles include: SCRAPPER BLACKWELL Blue Day Blues, Kokomo Blues BLIND BLAKE Georgia Bound BIG BILL BROONZY Big Bill Blues, Mississippi River Blues, Mr. Conductor Man, Saturday Night Rub, Stove Pipe Stomp, Worryin’ You Off My Mind REV. GARY DAVIS Cincinnati Flow Rag, Italian Rag, Sally Where’d You Get Your Liquor From, Two-Step Candyman.

    A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (–) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big Bill was. Big Bill Broonzy was an incredible American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist! His career began in the s when he played country blues to mostly black audiences. Through the s and s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with white audiences.


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His autobiography, Big Bill Blues, was the first - and only - book ever written by a country blues musician. It captures the full flavour of Broonzy's unique voice as he tells about his thirty years of playing the blues.

Here are intimate stories about other blues greats - Sleepy John Estes, Lonnie Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim; Memphis Minnie, Washboard Sam - and descriptions of how.

Big Bill Broonzy tells about his 30 years of playing the blues. There are intimate stories about other blues greats - Sleepy John Estes, Lonnie Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Memphis Minnie, Washboard Sam - and descriptions of how he came up with the ideas for his songs.

London: Cassell & Company, Ltd., Before authors Sam Charters and Paul Oliver published their pioneering histories of the blues, bluesman Big Bill Broonzy took it upon himself to do a book about the blues and the world it came from, fleshed out by colorful, entertaining tales about himself and his friends who also sang the blues.

Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe William Broonzy; Yannick Bruynoghe Published by Da Capo Press, New York ().

BILL’S STORY W ar feverran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Platts-burg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic. Here was love, applause, war; moments sub-lime with intervals hilarious.

I File Size: 67KB. His first record, "Big Bill's Blues", backed with "House Rent Stomp", credited to Big Bill and Thomps (Paramount ), was released in Although the recording was not well received, Paramount retained its new talent and in the next few years released more records by Big Bill and Thomps.

The records sold poorly. Big Bill Blues is a wonderful, folksy autobiography by one of the top blues musicians of the 20th century. Bill was poorly educated but he has a wonderful sense of irony (especially about race relations) & self-depricating humor that come out in both his songs and his book, which covers growing up black in the Jim Crow South, trying to make it as a blues musician, & recalling good times with his friends/5.

Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story Broonzy, William As Told To Bruynoghe, Yannick Published by Da Capo Press, New York, New York, U.S.A. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Big Bill's Blues on Discogs.4/5(2). Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy at Discogs.

Complete your Big Bill Broonzy collection.4/5(58). The Big Book was originally published in by Bill W. (William Griffith Wilson) and Dr. Bob (Robert Holbrook Smith). Together they founded the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) fellowship. The book serves as the basic text of AA/5(18).

The Mississippi-born blues singer and guitarist Big Bill Broonzy() recorded prolifically from and composed several blues standards such as 'Key To The Highway' and 'All By Myself'. This excellent track CD presents an overview of Big Bill's career from and is an enjoyable minute introduction to his work.5/5(6).

Bob Riesman’s book makes quite a bit of the way Big Bill reinvented himself, and possibly invented much of his past in a creative manner. I’m not known for my love of facts either. If a Blues, R&B or rock ’n’ roll career life-story is worth telling, it’s worth dressing up.

I’m not an academic biographer. Blues Books - Recommendations. There are many fine books on the Blues, so I thought I would share with you my recommendations.

The list starts with general books of the blues (essential reading), followed by blues artists (in alphabetical order), interjected with blues books on particular themes. Big Bill Broonzy, byname of William Lee Conley Broonzy, (born JScott, Mississippi, U.S.—died AugChicago, Illinois), American blues singer and guitarist who represented a tradition of itinerant folk blues.

Broonzy maintained that he was born in in Scott, Mississippi, but some sources suggest that he was born in near Lake Dick, Arkansas.

A sprawling quintuple LP, released on 17 AprilThe Big Bill Broonzy Story came at a time when there was an explosion of interest in blues and folk music from predominantly white audiences on Author: Charles Waring. Big Bill Broonzy built a blues recording career that lasted fromwhen he tracked his first side with Paramount Records, through his last U.K.

tour inand he did it by subtly adapting his intelligent blues style to the times, starting out with some vital and rough sides of country-blues, then moving into an urban groove that helped build the classic electric Chicago blues sound Price: $Back to the Songbook Index.

This page's content is copyrighted © by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line, if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it! Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk: I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Big Bill's Blues on Discogs.

Label: Supraphon - 11 ,CBS - 11 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono • Country: Czechoslovakia • Genre: Blues • Style: Country Blues, Chicago Blues/5(5).