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Big Joe Williams

Big Joe Williams
Born: Oct 16, 1903 in Crawford, MS
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Died: Dec 17, 1982 in Macon, MS
Genre: Blues
Biography: Big Joe Williams may have been the most cantankerous human being who ever walked the earth with guitar in hand. At the same time, he was an incredible blues musician: a gifted songwriter, a powerhouse vocalist, and an exceptionally idiosyncratic guitarist. Despite his deserved reputation as a fighter ...Read full biography
Big Joe Williams & Sonny Boy Williamson
Released: 1969
Label: Blues Classics
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This is one of the great team-ups of artists from the country blues fields. Not only do these two performers work well together, they both play blues with such great intensity that fans of the genre will ...Read full review
Thinking of What They Did to Me
Released: 1969
Label: Arhoolie
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Recorded at the end of 1969, with Charlie Musselwhite adding harmonica on some key tracks, this album is a mixture of timeless country blues and topical songs, the latter reflecting their era with startling ...Read full review