Big Bill Broonzy

William Lee Conley Broonzy

Also known as "Big Bill" Broonzy, "Big" Bill Broonzy, ビッグ・ビル・ブルーンジー, B. B. Broonzy, B. Booze, B. Broonzy, B.B. Bronzy, B.B. Broonzy, BBB, Big Bill, Big Bill (Big Bill Broonzy), Big Bill (Broonzy), Big Bill Bronzy, Big Bill Broonzey, Big Billy Broonzy, Bill Big Broonzy, Bill Bill Broonzy, Bill Broonzy, Boonzy, Bradley, Bronzy, Broomzy, Broonzy, D. Bradley, H.B. Broonzy, S. Broonzy, W. Broonzy, W. Brounzy, W. L. C. Broonzy, W. Lee Broonzy, W.L.C. Broonzy, William "Big Bill" Broonzy, William 'Big Bill' Broonzy, William Broonzy, William Lee Conley, William Lee Conley Broonzy, William Lee Conley [Big Bill] Broonzy, Willie Broomzy, Willie Broonzy

Discography of Big Bill Broonzy:

# Release title Dwnld Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
101 Big Bill Broonzy And Washboard Sam ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 2013 DOL
102 Big Bill & Sonny Boy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1964 RCA
103 In Chicago 1932/1937 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1990 Zet (2)
104 Remembering Big Bill Broonzy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1963 Mercury
105 Chicago Blues (1935-1942) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 34 Audio 1985
106 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1964 Disc Records
107 I've Got To Dig You / When I Had Money ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio Vocalion (2)
108 Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger In Concert ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1965 Verve Folkways
109 Big Bill's Guitar Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1956 Columbia
110 Big Bill Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1956 Melodisc (3)
111 Bill Broonzy Sonny Terry Brownie McGhee ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio XTRA
112 Charly Blues Masterworks Volume 10 - Big Bill Broonzy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 24 Audio 2009 Charly Records
113 Mississippi River Blues / Friendless Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1934-07-00 Bluebird (3)
114 Key To The Highway / Green Grass Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1941-06-00 OKeh
115 Feeling Low Down ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1972 RCA Victor
116 A Treasury Of Folk Music With Leadbelly ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio Design Records (2)
117 Rising Sun, Shine On / Let Her Go She Don't Know ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1935-11-00 Perfect (3)
118 Play Your Hand / Somebody's Got To Go ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938 Vocalion (2)
119 Bull Cow Blues / How You Want It Done ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1933 Vocalion (2)
120 Milk Cow Blues / Bull Cow Blues – Part 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1934-06-00 Bluebird (3)
121 Sweet To Mama / The Dozen ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1935 Okeh
122 Keep Your Hands Off Her / Sun Gonna Shine In My Door Some Day ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1935-12-00 Bluebird (3)
123 Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down / Down The Line Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1936-01-00 Bluebird (3)
124 Match Box Blues / Big Bill Blues (These Blues Are Doggin' Me) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1936-05-00 Melotone
125 W.P.A. Blues / I'm A Southern Man ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1936-08-00 Romeo
126 Lowland Blues / You Know I Got A Reason ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1936-11-00 Melotone
127 These Ants Keep Biting Me / Black Mare Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-01-00 Melotone
128 Black Widow Spider / Oh, Babe (Don't Do Me That Way) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-02-00 Melotone
129 Terrible Flood Blues / Southern Flood Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-04-00 Melotone
130 Horny Frog / Little Bug ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-05-00 Melotone
131 Let's Reel And Rock / You Do Me Any Old Way ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-06-00 Melotone
132 Mean Old World / Barrel House When It Rains ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-07-00 Melotone
133 Louise, Louise Blues / Let Me Be Your Winder ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-08-00 Melotone
134 My Gal Is Gone / Evil Hearted Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-10-00 Melotone
135 My Big Money / My Woman Mistreats Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1937-11-00 Melotone
136 Hattie Blues / It's Too Late Now ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938-01-00 Melotone
137 Got To Get Ready Tonight / I'll Start Cutting On You ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938-05-00 Vocalion (2)
138 New Shake-Em On Down / Night Time Is The Right Time No.2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938-06-00 Vocalion (2)
139 Trucking Little Woman / Why Did You Do That To Me? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938-07-00 Vocalion (2)
140 It's Your Time Now / The Mill Man Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938-08-00 Vocalion (2)
141 Wpa Rag / Living On Easy Street ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938-10-00 Vocalion (2)
142 Rider Rider Blues / Trucking Little Woman No.2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938-11-00 Vocalion (2)
143 Just A Dream (On My Mind) / Baby I Done Got Wise ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939 Vocalion (2)
144 Let Me Dig It / Trouble And Lying Woman ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939-01-00 Vocalion (2)
145 Oh Yes / Fightin' Little Rooster ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939 Vocalion (2)
146 I'll Do Anything For You / Don't You Lay It On Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939-02-00 Vocalion (2)
147 Baby Don't You Remember / You Can't Sell 'Em In Here ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939-05-00 Vocalion (2)
148 She Never / Ride, Alberta, Ride ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939-06-00 Vocalion (2)
149 Keep On A-Smilin' / You Can't Win ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939-08-00 Vocalion (2)
150 Dreamy Eyed Baby / Don't You Want To Ride ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1940-02-00 Vocalion (2)


Born on June 26, 1893 in Scott County, Mississippi.

Died on August 15, 1958, Chicago.

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.

He died of throat cancer in 1958.

In 1980, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame.


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