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Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy
Born: Jun 26, 1893 in Scott, MS
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Died: Aug 15, 1958 in Chicago, IL
Genre: Blues
Biography: Big Bill Broonzy was born William Lee Conley Broonzy in the tiny town of Scott, Mississippi, just across the river from Arkansas. During his childhood, Broonzy's family -- itinerant sharecroppers and the descendants of ex-slaves -- moved to Pine Bluff to work the fields there. Broonzy learned to play ...Read full biography
Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
Released: 1956
Label: Smithsonian - Folkways
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Often ranked with such blues greats as Robert Johnson, Son House, and Elmore James, Big Bill Broonzy was for many years the last surviving practitioner of the "Delta" style of blues. This record, cut for ...Read full review
This Is the Blues with Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Released: 1959
Label: Smithsonian - Folkways
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More Bill Broonzy albums: Main Albums (18), Compilations (145), Others (1)