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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DL-602 Piney Woods Blues — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Piney Woods Blues (Album) Delmar Records DL-602 US 1958 Sell This Version
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F1002 Tough Times — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Tough Times (Album) Arhoolie Records F1002 US 1960 Sell This Version
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688 007 ZL Down South Summit Meetin' — Big Joe Williams 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 Records 688 007 ZL Netherlands 1960 Sell This Version
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BVLP-1056 Blues For 9 Strings — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Blues For 9 Strings (Album) Prestige Bluesville BVLP-1056 US 1962 Sell This Version
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DL 604 Blues On Highway 49 — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Blues On Highway 49 (Album) Delmar Records DL 604 US 1962 Sell This Version
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FS 3820 Mississippi's Big Joe Williams And His Nine String Guitar — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Mississippi's Big Joe Williams And His Nine String Guitar (Album) Folkways Records FS 3820 US 1962 Sell This Version
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BV 1067 At Folk City — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams At Folk City (Album) Prestige Bluesville BV 1067 US 1963 Sell This Version
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LD 681.30 Blues Festival — Big Joe Williams Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry Et Big Joe Williams Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry Et Big Joe Williams - Blues Festival (Comp, Album) Disques Vogue LD 681.30 France 1963 Sell This Version
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LP-1005, LP 1005 Introducing Mr. Shortstuff (His 1st Recordings) — Big Joe Williams Mr. Shortstuff And Big Joe Williams Mr. Shortstuff And Big Joe Williams - Introducing Mr. Shortstuff (His 1st Recordings) (Album) Spivey Records, Spivey Records LP-1005, LP 1005 US 1964 Sell This Version
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T-2205 Back To The Country  — Big Joe Williams 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 T-2205 US 1964 Sell This Version
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SLP 163 Ramblin' And Wanderin' Blues — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Ramblin' And Wanderin' Blues (Album) Storyville SLP 163 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
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LP-1004 Three Kings And The Queen — Big Joe Williams 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
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MLP-3001, MLP 3001 Classic Delta Blues — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Classic Delta Blues (Album) Milestone (4), Milestone (4) MLP-3001, MLP 3001 US 1966 Sell This Version
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BVLP 1083, BV 1083 Studio Blues — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Studio Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville BVLP 1083, BV 1083 US 1963 Sell This Version
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FT-3010 Living Legends — Big Joe Williams Son HouseSkip JamesBukka WhiteBig Joe Williams Son HouseSkip JamesBukka WhiteBig Joe Williams - Living Legends (Album) Verve Folkways, Verve Folkways FT-3010 US 1966 Sell This Version
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XTRA 1033 Big Joe Williams — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams(LP, Album) XTRA XTRA 1033 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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DL-609 Stavin' Chain Blues — Big Joe Williams 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
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FTS 31004 Hell Bound & Heaven Sent — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams & Short Stuff Macon Big Joe Williams & Short Stuff Macon - Hell Bound & Heaven Sent (Album) Folkways Records FTS 31004 New Zealand 1968 Sell This Version
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1053 Thinking Of What They Did To Me — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Thinking Of What They Did To Me (Album) Arhoolie Records 1053 US 1969 Sell This Version
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LBS 83207, LBS 83207E Hand Me Down My Old Walking Stick — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Hand Me Down My Old Walking Stick (Album) Liberty LBS 83207, LBS 83207E UK 1969 Sell This Version
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INT1087 Crawlin' King Snake — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Crawlin' King Snake (Comp, Album) RCA International (Camden) INT1087 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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627 Nine String Guitar Blues — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Nine String Guitar Blues (Album) Delmark Records 627 US 1971 Sell This Version
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ST 21023 Robert Pete Williams With Big Joe Williams — Big Joe Williams 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
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ST 21022 Big Joe Williams — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams (Album) Storyville ST 21022 France 1972 Sell This Version
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SNTF 635 The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 6 — Big Joe Williams Big Joe Williams The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 6 (Album) Sonet SNTF 635 UK 1972 Sell This Version