Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy

Real Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy
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Born on June 26, 1893 in Scott County, Mississippi.
Died on August 15, 1958, Chicago.

In the 1930’s Broonzy became known as one of the major artist on the Chicago Blues scene. During this time he performed with other top blues artists in Chicago such as l Memphis Minnie, Tampa Red, Jazz Gillum, Lonnie Johnson, and John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson.

In 1938, Broonzy performed at John Hammond’s famous Spiritual and Swing concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This was the first time that he had ever performed in front of a white audience. After the concert, people start calling him “Big Bill” Broonzy.

He was one of the best known blues players and recorded over 260 blues songs, including Feelin’ Low Down, Remember Big Bill, Make Me Getaway, and Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues. His recording career spanned five long decades, as he traveled from Mississippi to Chicago and even to Europe, where he became well-known.

He died of throat cancer in 1958.
In 1980, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame.
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Big Bill Broonzy Discography

Albums

LD 030 Big Bill Broonzy Blues Singer Vol. 1(10", Album) Disques Vogue LD 030 France 1952 Sell This Version
MG-26034 Big Bill Broonzy Folk Blues(10", Album, Mono) EmArcy MG-26034 US 1954 Sell This Version
BBL.7113 Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy (Album) Philips BBL.7113 UK 1956 Sell This Version
FS 3864 Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger, Studs Terkel Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger, Studs Terkel - Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac On Folk Music Blues On WFMT With Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger Folkways Records FS 3864 US 1956 Sell This Version
LDM 30.037 Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Blues (Album) Disques Vogue LDM 30.037 France 1956 Sell This Version
FG 3586 Big Bill Broonzy His Story - Big Bill Broonzy Interviewed By Studs Terkel Folkways Records FG 3586 US 1957 Sell This Version
FA 2326 Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues (Album) Folkways Records FA 2326 US 1957 Sell This Version
SPL 1209 Josh White / Big Bill Broonzy Josh White / Big Bill Broonzy - Josh White Comes A-Visiting / Big Bill Broonzy Sings (Album) Period Records SPL 1209 US 1958 Sell This Version
14.503L, 14.503.L Big Bill Broonzy The Blues (Album) EmArcy 14.503L, 14.503.L France 1958 Sell This Version
NJL 16 Big Bill Broonzy Tribute To Big Bill(LP, Album) Pye Nixa NJL 16 UK 1958 Sell This Version
FS 3817 Big Bill Broonzy · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee Big Bill Broonzy · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee - Blues With Big Bill Broonzy · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee (Album) Folkways Records FS 3817 US 1959 Sell This Version
CLP 1562 Big Bill Broonzy Last Session Part 3 (Comp) Verve Records CLP 1562 UK 1961 Sell This Version
CLP 1551, V-3002 Big Bill Broonzy Last Session Part 2 Verve Records CLP 1551, V-3002 UK 1961 Sell This Version
V-3001 Big Bill Broonzy Last Session Part 1 (Album) Verve Records V-3001 US 1961 Sell This Version
FA 2328 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs (Album) Folkways Records FA 2328 US 1962 Sell This Version
LP 1468 Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam - Big Bill Broonzy And Washboard Sam (Album, Comp) Chess LP 1468 US 1962 Sell This Version
SDLP-903, DLP-903 Leadbelly / Bill Broonzy* / Josh White Leadbelly / Bill Broonzy* / Josh White - Three Of A Kind (3 Top Stars Of Folk Singing) (Comp) Stereo Spectrum Records, Design Records (2) SDLP-903, DLP-903 US 1964 Sell This Version
SR 60905 Big Bill Broonzy Remembering Big Bill Mercury, Mercury SR 60905 US 1964 Sell This Version
M-529 S-529 SRM-529 Big Bill Broonzy The Blues (Album) Scepter Records, Scepter Records M-529 S-529 SRM-529 US 1965 Sell This Version
1006 Seeger* & Broonzy* Seeger* & Broonzy* - Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger In Concert (Album) Verve Folkways 1006 UK 1965 Sell This Version
SLP 154 Big Bill Broonzy Portraits In Blues Volume 2 (Album) Storyville SLP 154 UK 1966 Sell This Version
LD. 605-30 Big Bill Broonzy Concert Salle Pleyel Disques Vogue LD. 605-30 France 1967 Sell This Version
FS 213 Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy (Comp, Album) Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music, Everest FS 213 US 1967 Sell This Version
616 008 Big Bill Broonzy Black, Brown And White (Album) Storyville 616 008 UK 1969 Sell This Version
LPV-577 Washboard Sam With Big Bill Broonzy And Memphis Slim Washboard Sam With Big Bill Broonzy And Memphis Slim - Feeling Low Down (Album) RCA Victor LPV-577 US 1971 Sell This Version