Big Bill Broonzy ‎– Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs

Folkways Records ‎– FA 2328, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings ‎– SFW40023
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 180g


A1 Backwater Blues 2:47
A2 This Train 2:57
A3 I Don't Want No Woman 3:04
A4 Martha 4:55
A5 Tell Me Who 3:35
B1 Bill Bailey 1:55
B2 Alberta 2:11
B3 Goin' Down This Road 2:20
B4 Tell Me What Kind Of Man Jesus Is 2:13
B5 John Henry 4:41
B6 Glory Of Love 3:20

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Exclusive VMP-edition features:
180g vinyl
Remastered by Grammy-award winning engineer, Pete Reiniger, from original analog tapes
8-pg custom booklet with lyrics and notes
12″ x 12″ original art print from New York-based artist McKenzie Nelson

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 093074002315
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 14639 1A SFW1-40023
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 14639 1A SFW1-40023

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FA 2328 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs(LP, Album) Folkways Records FA 2328 US 1962 Sell This Version
SF 40023, CD SF 40023 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs(CD, Album, RE, RM) Smithsonian Folkways, Smithsonian Folkways SF 40023, CD SF 40023 US 1989 Sell This Version
SM 3608 Big Bill Broonzy Blues / Folk Songs / Ballads(LP, Album, RE) Joker (2) SM 3608 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
SM 3608 Big Bill Broonzy Blues / Folk Songs / Ballads(LP) Joker (2) SM 3608 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
FWX-M 52328, FWX - 52328 Big Bill Broonzy Folk Songs Vol. 2(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Folkways Records, Folkways Records FWX-M 52328, FWX - 52328 France Unknown Sell This Version


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January 13, 2018
Technically this record is mono but pressed on a regular stereo vinyl.

Ronnie Simpkins, audio specialist for the release:

"Pete remastered this title from a two track mono tape at high resolution, but the vinyl release would be pressed just like a stereo LP only it will have the same audio in the left and right sidewalls of the grooves making it mono."

Some videos about the restoration process:


November 20, 2016
One of the best sounding LPs I own. Fantastic album in a superb pressing.


February 21, 2016

Pretty amazing sounding given the age of this recording. VMP did real good here.


February 17, 2016

God damn, this pressing is awesome. Flat, quiet and well mastered.