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Big Bill Broonzy – Where The Blues Began

Big Bill Broonzy – Where The Blues Began

.. Year: 2000
.. Label: Recall Recs. UK
.. Country: U.S.A.
.. Bitrate: VBR
.. Ripped: EAC 9.0
.. Genre: Blues
.. Home-Page: www.broonzy.com/ (Tribute)
.. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bill_Broonzy
.. Last.fm: www.lastfm.com.br/music/Big+Bill+Broonzy

This forty-track double disc is one of the best of the many Big Bill Broonzy-compilations on the market, especially considering the price, and it does a great job summarizing Big Bill’s thirty-year career. William Lee Conley Broonzy was a huge source of inspiration to many younger bluesmen, Muddy Waters and Memphis Slim among them, and once you’ve heard him do “I Can’t Be Satisfied”, “Worrying You Off My Mind” and “You May Need My Help Someday”, you’ll know why.Compare this CD to the earliest plantation recordings of Muddy Waters, and suddenly you have the giant of Chicago blues, the great McKinley Morganfield, looking like a Bill Broonzy-imitator. (Muddy actually recorded an entire album of Big Bill’s songs, as did Memphis Slim, Broonzy’s one-time pianist.)

Big Bill Broonzy was one of the first country-blues musicians to pack up and head north to Illinois, where he became a vital link between rural and urban blues. This collection features most of his best songs, such as “Keep Your Hands Off Her”, “Serve It To Me Right”, “Long Tall Mama”, “Good Time Tonight”, “All By Myself”, “I Feel So Good”, “When I Been Drinking” and of course “Key To The Highway”. Broonzy’s recording career produced literally hundreds of songs. “Where The Blues Began” alternates between Big Bill’s solo pieces, and the songs that he recorded with a band in the 20s and 30s, before the folk boom, and it’s hard to say which is better. Broonzy was a fine, intricate guitar player, and a powerful and expressive singer, equally at ease on his own or with a band.

The sound quality varies, but that is to be expected. Big Bill’s recording career started in the late 20s, after all. But more importantly, almost all of his best (and best-known) songs are here. Not the folk songs that the European folk audiences requested in the 50s, sure, but Big Bill’s own compositions, the blues songs that made him such an incredibly important figure, and one of the first real nation-wide blues stars.

If you’re looking for a truly definitive Big Bill-compilation, you won’t find it anywhere. But this is probably as close as you can get.

A few songs aren’t here which should have been, and a few songs are less remarkable than others, but all in all, this is a very fine testament to the talent of one of the true greats of the blues…a great record, showcasing the talent of the great innovator and the great professional that was William Lee Conley Broonzy.

~By Docendo Discimus

Tracklisting

Vol. 1

1. I Can’t Be Satisfied
2. Saturday Night Rub
3. Big Bill Blues
4. Brown Skin Shuffle
5. Too Too Train Blues
6. Long Tall Mama
7. How You Want It Done
8. Mr. Conductor Man
9. Worrying You Off My Mind Pt. 1
10. Bull Cow Blues
11. Friendless Blues
12. Serve It to Me Right
13. Mississippi River Blues
14. C.C. Rider
15. Midnight Special
16. Good Jelly
17. You May Need My Help Someday
18. Keep Your Hands off Her
19. Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
20. I Want My Hands on It

Vol. 2

1. Good Time Tonight
2. W.P.A. Rag
3. It’s a Lowdown Dirty Shame
4. Trucking Little Woman
5. Too Many Drivers
6. Just a Dream
7. When I Been Drinking
8. Key to The Highway
9. Wee Wee Hours
10. All By Myself
11. I Feel So Good
12. Where the Blues Began
13. Martha Blues
14. Texas Tornado Blues
15. I Feel Like Crying
16. Partnership Woman
17. Stop Lying Woman
18. Ramblin’ Woman
19. I Stay Blue All the Time
20. You’ve Been Mistreating Me

Big thanks to Nagiants40



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October 17, 2008 Posted by | Big Bill Broonzy, Music_Blues, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways


Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
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Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Orig Year 2003
All Time Sales Rank 76210
CD Universe Part number 5572461
Catalog number 40134
Discs 1
Release Date Feb 25, 2003
Studio/Live Studio
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Recording Time 73 minutes

A living and dynamic tradition, blues is forged in hard times but is also powerful enough to bring on the good times!

Legends such as Lead Belly, Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, Elizabeth Cotten, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee, among others formed the “blues backbone” of the great Folkways Records.

This compilation from the Smithsonian Folkways collection spans half a century and features Delta, St. Louis, Southwest, and Chicago styles performed by some of the best-known figures in blues history.

From boogies to ballads, full of innuendo and irony, this classic collection is a jukebox in a jewel case.

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Starting in the 1940s, Folkways made significant blues recordings, particularly of important artists who might not have had the easiest time getting or keeping contracts with more commercial labels, but still had something to say artistically.

This expansive 26-track compilation assembles material recorded between the 1940s and 1990s that showed up on various Folkways releases.

Unfortunately, the liner notes don’t name the exact dates of all the recordings, but certainly the substantial majority of them predate 1970.

Overall, it’s a rather good compilation of many major and minor mid-20th century blues with numerous diverse performers and styles.

The bigger names include Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (whose “Old Jabo,” with drums, almost verges on Bo Diddley-styled rock & roll), Reverend Gary Davis (represented by a 1957 version of his famous “Candy Man”), Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon (performing together), Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leadbelly, Roosevelt Sykes, Son House, Champion Jack Dupree, Elizabeth Cotten, Lonnie Johnson, and Josh White.

While acoustic guitar blues (including a field recording of K.C. Douglas’ “Mercury Blues,” later covered by Steve Miller) gets a fair amount of airtime, so do boogie piano, a cappella singing (Vera Hall), and some actual Delta blues (Son House, from a 1942 field recording).

Amazing music!

Grab it now!

Tracklisting

1. Old Jabo – Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
2. Mule-Ridin’ Blues – Big Bill Broonzy
3. Joggie Boogie – Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
4. Black Woman – Vera Hall
5. Mercury Blues – K.C. Douglas
6. Ran the Blues Out of My Window – Roosevelt Sykes
7. Leaving Blues – Leadbelly
8. One Dime Blues – Etta Baker
9. County Farm Blues – Son House
10. Clog Dance (Stomping Blues) – Champion Jack Dupree
11. Boll Weevil – Pink Anderson
12. Nickel’s Worth of Liver Blues – Edith North Johnson & Henry Brown
13. Don’t Leave Me Here – Big Joe Williams
14. Jimmy Bell – Cat Iron
15. Candy Man – Reverend Gary Davis
16. Beer Drinking Woman – Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
17. Come Go Home With Me – Lightnin’ Hopkins
18. Careless Love – Josh White
19. I Asked Her If She Loved Me – Henry Townsend
20. Rising Sun – Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
21. Pony Blues – David “Honeyboy” Edwards
22. Vicksburg Blues – Little Brother Montgomery
23. Vastapol – Elizabeth Cotten
24. Drifting Along Blues – Lonnie Johnson
25. Oh Baby, You Don’t Have to Go – The Original Chambers Brothers
26. Don’t Lie Buddy – Leadbelly/Josh White

Here she be!

Big thanks to Bakra



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