Blues Artists – Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy was one of the leading figures in blues from the late 1920’s until the late 1940’s, when his career declined in the face of electric blues performers like Muddy Waters.

Here is a 1993 British documentary about Big Bill Broonzy visiting the U.K. in the 1950’s.

Here are some videos of Big Bill Broonzy performing in the 1950’s

Big Bill Broonzy performing Backwater Blues in Italy circa 1956.

Big Bill Broonzy performing Hey Hey in 1956

Recommended Recordings

Here are some of our Recommended Recordings of Big Bill Broonzy:

CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, All The Classic Sides 1928-37, on JSP Records
CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, All The Classic Sides 1928-37, on JSP Records
CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, 1937-40, on JSP Records
CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, 1937-40, on JSP Records
CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 3: The War and Postwar years 1940-51, on JSP Records
CD cover. Big Bill Broonzy, Volume 3: The War and Postwar years 1940-51, on JSP Records
CD cover, Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs, on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
CD cover, Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs, on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
CD cover, Trouble In Mind by Big Bill Broonzy, on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
CD cover, Trouble In Mind by Big Bill Broonzy, on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

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