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 Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
151 Plow Hand Blues / Looking For My Baby 2 Audio 1940 Okeh
152 Midnight Steppers / Medicine Man Blues 2 Audio 1940-09-00 Okeh
153 Hit The Right Lick / Merry-Go-Round Blues 2 Audio 1940-11-00 Okeh
154 You Better Cut That Out / I Wonder What's Wrong With Me 2 Audio 1940-12-00 Okeh
155 Lonesome Road Blues / My Gal Is Gone 2 Audio 1941-02-00 Okeh
156 Getting Older Every Day / Rockin' Chair Blues 2 Audio 1941-04-00 Okeh
157 Shine On, Shine On / When I Been Drinking 2 Audio 1947-06-00 Columbia
158 All By Myself / Double Trouble 2 Audio 1941-10-00 Okeh
159 Going Back To My Plow / I'm Having So Much Trouble 2 Audio 1941-11-00 Okeh
160 Wee Wee Hours / Conversation With The Blues 2 Audio 1942-01-00 Okeh
161 Why Should I Spend My Money / She's Gone With The Wind 2 Audio 1942-04-00 Okeh
162 I Feel So Good / Tell Me Baby 2 Audio 1942-06-00 Okeh
163 I Feel So Good / Tell Me Baby 2 Audio 1946-10-00 Columbia
164 Night Watchman Blues / What's Wrong With Me 2 Audio 1943-01-00 Okeh
165 Oh Baby / When I Get To Thinkin' 2 Audio 1945 Okeh
166 Roll Them Bones / Humble Blues 2 Audio 1945-11-00 Columbia
167 Cell No. 13 Blues / You Got The Best Go 2 Audio 1946-11-18 Columbia
168 Ramblin' Bill / Summertime Blues 2 Audio 1948-04-00 Columbia
169 Make My Getaway / What I Used To Do 2 Audio 1952 Vogue Records (2)
170 My Old Lizzie / Come Home Early 2 Audio 1937 Conqueror
171 I Can Fix It / Old Man Blues 2 Audio 1947-07-00 Columbia
172 Bad Luck Man / Flat Foot Susie With Her Flat Yes Yes 2 Audio 1948-08-00 Columbia
173 Just A Dream (On My Mind) / Baby I Done Got Wise 2 Audio 1949-02-00 Columbia
174 Water Coast Blues / I Love My Whiskey 2 Audio 1949-02-00 Mercury
175 Five Feet Seven / I Wonder 2 Audio 1949-04-00 Mercury
176 Keep Your Hands Off Her / Mindin' My Own Business 2 Audio 1949-05-00 Mercury
177 Willie Mae Blues / Hollerin' The Blues 2 Audio 1951-12-00 Mercury
178 Don't You Be No Fool / Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues 2 Audio 1940 Okeh
179 Hey, Hey / Walkin' The Lonesome Road 2 Audio 1952-04-00 Mercury
180 Moppers Blues / I Know She Will 2 Audio 1952-07-00 Mercury
181 South Bound Train / Leaving Day 2 Audio 1952-12-00 Mercury
182 South Bound Train / It Feels So Good 2 Audio 1957 Pye Nixa Records
183 Little City Woman / Lonesome 2 Audio 1953-07-00 Chess
184 You Know I Need Lovin' / Low Down Woman Blues 2 Audio 1936-06-00 Perfect (3)
185 Don't You Be No Fool / Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues 2 Audio 1940 Vocalion (2)
186 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues 12 Audio 1967 Folkways Records
187 This Is The Blues 15 Audio 1980 Blue Angel
188 Gospel And Blues 14 Audio SR International
189 Vol. 3 (1928-1939) 20 Audio 1989 Document Records (2)
190 Vol. 1 (1937-1947) 20 Audio 1990 Rst Records
191 Black, Brown And White 24 Audio 1978
192 The Blues 12 Audio 1968 Chess International
193 Do That Guitar Rag: 1928 - 1935 14 Audio Yazoo
194 Blues Et Gospel N* 3 14 Audio Verve Bel-Air
195 An Evening With Big Bill Broonzy (Recorded In Club Montmartre Copenhagen 1956) 10 Audio Storyville
196 House Rent Stomp 16 Audio 1990 Blues Encore
197 Remembering Big Bill Broonzy 11 Audio 1990 BGO Records
198 Big Bill Broonzy's Legend 50 Audio 2007 Nocturne
199 Black, Brown And White 24 Audio 1978 Storyville
200 Jazz & Blues Collection 18 Audio 1995


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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