Big Bill Broonzy

Real Name:William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley

Blues singer and guitarist.
Born: June 26, 1893 or 1903 in Scott County, Mississippi
Died: August 14 or 15, 1958 in Chicago (throat cancer)

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 (2), and 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.
In 1980, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame. , Wikipedia , , , , Imdb , All Music , ,
Aliases:Big Bill Johnson, Chicago Bill, L.C. Bradley, Little Sam, Natchez (5), Sammy Sampson, Slim Hunter, William Lee Conley
In Groups:Arnett Nelson & His Hot Four, Big Bill & His Jug Busters, Big Bill & His Orchestra, Big Bill And His Chicago Five, Big Bill And His Rhythm Band, Big Bill And The Memphis Five, Big Bill And Thomps, Big Bill Broonzy & His Big Little Orchestra, Big Bill Broonzy & His Fat Four, Chicago Black Swans, Famous Hokum Boys, Harum Scarums, Jazz Gillum And His Jazz Boys, Little Sam & Orchestra, Midnight Ramblers, Red And His Washboard Band, State Street Boys (2), The Hokum Boys (2), The Hokum Boys (4), The Hokum Boys (5)
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