Big Bill Broonzy

Real Name:
William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley
Profile:
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, 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.
In 1980, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame.
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Albums

LD 030 Big Bill Broonzy - Blues Singer Vol. 1 album art Big Bill Broonzy Blues Singer Vol. 1 (Album) Vogue LD 030 France 1952 Sell This Version
LD 072 Big Bill Broonzy - Blues Singer Vol N° 2  album art Big Bill Broonzy Blues Singer Vol N° 2 (10", Album) Vogue LD 072 France 1952 Sell This Version
MG-26034 Big Bill Broonzy - Folk Blues album art Big Bill Broonzy Folk Blues(10", Mono) EmArcy MG-26034 US 1954 Sell This Version
LDM 30.037, LDM. 30037 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Blues album art Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Blues (Album) Swing (3), Swing (3) LDM 30.037, LDM. 30037 France 1955 Sell This Version
BBL.7113 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy album art Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy (Album) Philips BBL.7113 UK 1956 Sell This Version
FP 86/4 Big Bill Broonzy - Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac On Folk Music Blues On WFMT With Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger album art 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 FP 86/4 US 1956 Sell This Version
SPL 1114 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy Sings album art Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy Sings(10", Album) Period Records SPL 1114 US 1956 Sell This Version
FA 2326 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues album art Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues (Album) Folkways Records FA 2326 US 1957 Sell This Version
MMB 12003 Big Bill Broonzy - The Blues album art Big Bill Broonzy The Blues (Album) EmArcy MMB 12003 UK 1958 Sell This Version
NJL 16 Big Bill Broonzy - Tribute To Big Bill album art Big Bill Broonzy Tribute To Big Bill(LP, Album) Pye Nixa NJL 16 UK 1958 Sell This Version
FS 3817 Big Bill Broonzy - Blues With Big Bill Broonzy · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee album art Big Bill Broonzey* · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee Big Bill Broonzey* · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee - Blues With Big Bill Broonzy · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee (Album) Folkways Records FS 3817 US 1959 Sell This Version
TAP 23 Big Bill Broonzy - An Evening With album art Big Bill Broonzy An Evening With (Album) Tempo Records (5) TAP 23 UK 1959 Sell This Version
FG 3586 Big Bill Broonzy - His Story - Big Bill Broonzy Interviewed By Studs Terkel album art Big Bill Broonzy His Story - Big Bill Broonzy Interviewed By Studs Terkel Folkways Records FG 3586 US 1960 Sell This Version
CLP 1562 Big Bill Broonzy - Last Session Part 3 album art Big Bill Broonzy Last Session Part 3 (Album) Verve Records CLP 1562 UK 1961 Sell This Version
V-3001 Big Bill Broonzy - Last Session Part 1 album art Big Bill Broonzy Last Session Part 1 (Album) Verve Records V-3001 US 1961 Sell This Version
MG-V 3000-5 Big Bill Broonzy - The Bill Broonzy Story album art Big Bill Broonzy The Bill Broonzy Story (Album, Comp) Verve Records MG-V 3000-5 US 1961 Sell This Version
V-3002 Big Bill Broonzy - Last Session Part 2 album art Big Bill Broonzy Last Session Part 2 (Album) Verve Records V-3002 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
LP-1468, LP 1468 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy And Washboard Sam album art Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam - Big Bill Broonzy And Washboard Sam (Album, Comp) Chess, Chess LP-1468, LP 1468 US 1962 Sell This Version
FA 2328 Big Bill Broonzy - Sings Folk Songs album art Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs (Album) Folkways Records FA 2328 US 1962 Sell This Version
SR 60905 Big Bill Broonzy - Remembering Big Bill album art Big Bill Broonzy Remembering Big Bill (Album) Mercury, Mercury SR 60905 US 1964 Sell This Version
DLP-903 Big Bill Broonzy - Three Of A Kind (3 Top Stars Of Folk Singing) album art 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) DLP-903 US 1964 Sell This Version
FV 9008 Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger In Concert album art Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger - Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger In Concert (Album) Verve Folkways FV 9008 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
M-529, SRM-529 Big Bill Broonzy - The Blues album art Big Bill Broonzy The Blues (Album) Scepter Records, Scepter Records M-529, SRM-529 US 1965 Sell This Version
SLP 154 Big Bill Broonzy - Portraits In Blues Volume 2 album art Big Bill Broonzy Portraits In Blues Volume 2 (Album, Comp) Storyville SLP 154 UK 1966 Sell This Version
AR 1046 Big Bill Broonzy - Songs Of Dissent - Folk Music Of The World album art Various, Barbara Dane, The New Lost City Ramblers, Big Bill Broonzy Various, Barbara Dane, The New Lost City Ramblers, Big Bill Broonzy - Songs Of Dissent - Folk Music Of The World(LP, Album) ARS (2) AR 1046 US 1966 Sell This Version