Big Joe Williams

Big Joe Williams

Real Name:
Joseph Lee Williams
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Born : October 16, 1903 // Crawford, MS, United States
Died : December 17, 1982 // Macon, MS, United States

Joseph Lee Williams, billed throughout his career as Big Joe Williams, was an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. Performing over four decades, he recorded such songs as "Baby Please Don't Go", "Crawlin' King Snake" and "Peach Orchard Mama" for a variety of record labels, including Bluebird, Delmark, Okeh, Prestige and Vocalion.

Williams was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on October 4, 1992.
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Big Joe Williams Discography

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DL-602 Big Joe Williams Piney Woods Blues (Album) Delmar Records DL-602 US 1958 Sell This Version
688 007 ZL Lightnin' Hopkins With Brownie McGhee - Sonny Terry - Big Joe Williams Lightnin' Hopkins With Brownie McGhee - Sonny Terry - Big Joe Williams - Down South Summit Meetin' (Album) World Pacific 688 007 ZL New Zealand 1960 Sell This Version
Delmark 627 Big Joe Williams Nine String Guitar Blues (Album) Delmark Records Delmark 627 US 1961 Sell This Version
FS 3820 Big Joe Williams Mississippi's Big Joe Williams And His Nine String Guitar (Album) Folkways Records FS 3820 US 1962 Sell This Version
32-191 Big Joe Williams Blues On Highway 49 (Album) Delmar Records 32-191 UK 1962 Sell This Version
BVLP-1056 Big Joe Williams Blues For 9 Strings(LP, Album) Prestige Bluesville BVLP-1056 US 1962 Sell This Version
BV 1067 Big Joe Williams At Folk City (Album) Prestige Bluesville Records BV 1067 US 1963 Sell This Version
LD 681.30 Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Big Joe Williams Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Big Joe Williams - Blues Festival (Album) Disques Vogue LD 681.30 France 1963 Sell This Version
2205 , T-2205 Big Joe Williams With Jimmy Brown (5) And Willie Lee Harris Big Joe Williams With Jimmy Brown (5) And Willie Lee Harris - Back To The Country (Album) Testament Records, Testament Records 2205 , T-2205 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP-1004 Roosevelt Sykes / Big Joe Williams / Lonnie Johnson (2) / Victoria Spivey Roosevelt Sykes / Big Joe Williams / Lonnie Johnson (2) / Victoria Spivey - Three Kings And The Queen (Album) Spivey Records LP-1004 US 1964 Sell This Version
LP-1005, LP 1005 Mr. Shortstuff And Big Joe Williams Mr. Shortstuff And Big Joe Williams - Introducing Mr. Shortstuff (His 1st Recordings)(LP, Album) Spivey Records, Spivey Records LP-1005, LP 1005 US 1964 Sell This Version
688 800 ZL Big Joe Williams Tough Times (Album) Arhoolie Records 688 800 ZL Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
BVLP 1083 Big Joe Williams Studio Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville BVLP 1083 US 1963 Sell This Version
MLP-3001, MLP 3001 Big Joe Williams Classic Delta Blues (Album) Milestone Records, Milestone Records MLP-3001, MLP 3001 US 1966 Sell This Version
FVS 9504 Son HouseSkip JamesBukka WhiteBig Joe Williams Son HouseSkip JamesBukka WhiteBig Joe Williams - Living Legends (Album) Verve Folkways FVS 9504 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
XTRA 1033 Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams(LP, Album) XTRA XTRA 1033 UK 1966 Sell This Version
FTS 31004 Big Joe Williams & Short Stuff Macon Big Joe Williams & Short Stuff Macon - Hell Bound & Heaven Sent (Album) Folkways Records FTS 31004 US 1968 Sell This Version
DL-609 J.D. Short* And Big Joe Williams J.D. Short* And Big Joe Williams - Stavin' Chain Blues (Album) Delmark Records DL-609 US 1968 Sell This Version
LBL83207 Big Joe Williams Hand Me Down My Old Walking Stick (Album) Liberty LBL83207 UK 1969 Sell This Version
1053 Big Joe Williams Thinking Of What They Did To Me (Album) Arhoolie Records 1053 US 1969 Sell This Version
INT1087 Big Joe Williams Crawlin' King Snake (Album) RCA International INT1087 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SLP 224 Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams (Album) Storyville SLP 224 Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
SNTF 635 Big Joe Williams The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 6 (Album, Comp) Sonet SNTF 635 UK 1972 Sell This Version
671 163 Big Joe Williams Ramblin' And Wanderin' Blues (Album) Storyville 671 163 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
ST 21023 Robert Pete Williams With Big Joe Williams Robert Pete Williams With Big Joe Williams - Robert Pete Williams With Big Joe Williams (Album) Storyville ST 21023 Denmark 1972 Sell This Version