Big Joe Williams

Joseph Lee Williams

Also known as "Big" Joe Williams, 'Big' Joe Williams, B. J. Williams, Big J. Williams, Big Joe Williams & Friends, Big Joe Williams & His 9-String Guitar, G. Williams, J L Williams, J. L. Williams, J. Williams, J.L. Williams, J.Williams, Joe Lee Wilams, Joe Lee Willams, Joe Lee Williams, Joe Williams, Joe Williams And His 9 String Guitars, Joseph Lee Williams, Joseph Williams, Poor Joe Williams, William, Williams, Williamson, Wlliams
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Discography of Big Joe Williams:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Baby Please Don't Go 1935-1951 36 Audio 2003 Frémeaux & Associés
2 Southern Meetin' 6 Audio 1963 Kimberly
3 Meet Me Around The Corner 34 Audio History
4 Walking Blues 22 Audio 1992 Fantasy
5 Big Joe Williams 12 Audio 1968 Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music
6 Baby Please Don't Go 16 Audio Swingtime
7 Baby Please Don't Go 16 Audio 1996 Orbis
8 Ramblin' And Wanderin' Blues 12 Audio 1985 Storyville
9 Penitentiary Blues 6 Audio 1964 Fontana
10 Blues From The South Side 12 Audio 1993 Pilz
11 Piney Woods Blues 12 Audio Delmar Records
12 Walking Blues 22 Audio 1981
13 Introducing Mr. Shortstuff - His 1st Recordings 12 Audio 1964 Spivey Records
14 Legend Of The Blues - Vol. 6 3 Audio La Voix De Son Maître
15 The George Mitchell Collection 10 Audio 2006 Fat Possum Records
16 Living Legends 10 Audio 1967 Verve Folkways
17 Walking Blues 22 Audio 1981 Fantasy
18 Tough Times 12 Audio 1960 Arhoolie Records
19 Thinking Of What They Did To Me 14 Audio 1970 Arhoolie Records
20 Untitled 12 Audio 1966 XTRA
21 Super Black Blues Vol. 1 11 Audio Goody
22 Piney Woods Blues 12 Audio 1969 Delmar Records
23 Have Mercy! 8 Audio 1996 Tradition
24 Big Joe Williams Early Recordings 1935-1941 14 Audio Mamlish
25 Bluebird N° 8 - Big Joe Williams 16 Audio 1976 RCA
26 Last Of The Ramblin Blues Man 12 Audio 1979 Storyville
27 Blues On Highway 49 12 Audio 1962 Delmar Records
28 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Vol.1 (1935-1941) 24 Audio 1991 Rst Records
29 Nine Strings Guitar Blues 16 Audio 1993
30 Living Legends 10 Audio 1966 Verve Folkways
31 Last Of The Ramblin' Blues Man 12 Audio 1981
32 First Meetin' 6 Audio 1963 World Pacific
33 The Blues Box 29 Audio 1960 Verve Forecast
34 Nine String Guitar Blues 10 Audio Delmark Records
35 Piney Woods Blues 12 Audio Delmark Records
36 Tough Times 12 Audio Arhoolie Records
37 Robert Pete Williams With Big Joe Williams 8 Audio 2008 Pure Pleasure Records
38 The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 6 12 Audio 1972 Sonet
39 Blues On Highway 49 12 Audio Delmark Records
40 Mississippi's Big Joe Williams And His Nine String Guitar 13 Audio 1962 Folkways Records
41 Thinking Of What They Did To Me 14 Audio 1969 Arhoolie Records
42 Blues Classics 21 14 Audio 1969 Blues Classics
43 Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Vol.2 (1945-1949) 22 Audio 1991 Rst Records
44 Hell Bound & Heaven Sent 12 Audio 1967 Folkways Records
45 Shake Your Boogie 24 Audio 1990
46 Have Mercy! 8 Audio 2007-03-27 Collectables
47 Mama Don't Allow Me / Delta Blues 2 Audio Trumpet Records
48 Over Hauling Blues / Whistling Pines 2 Audio 1952 Trumpet Records
49 She Left Me A Mule / Bad Heart Blues 2 Audio Trumpet Records
50 Big Joe Williams 16 Audio


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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