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
201 The Complete Vogue Recordings 52 Audio 2005 Original Vogue Masters
202 Antologia Del Blues 6 14 Audio Vogue
203 Big Bill's Blues 16 Audio 1988 Portrait Masters
204 The Young Big Bill Broonzy 1928-1936 14 Audio Yazoo
205 Last Session Part 2 12 Audio Verve Records
206 Big Bill Broonzy 4 Audio 1970 Fratelli Fabbri Editori
207 Sings The Blues 4 Audio 1955 Vogue Records
208 (1935-1941) 18 Audio Wolf Records (2)
209 Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger In Concert 14 Audio 1956 Verve Folkways
210 Hey Hey Baby / Big Bill Blues 2 Audio Vogue Records
211 Big Bill Broonzy 13 Audio 2014 Dol
212 I Love My Whiskey 12 Audio 2014 Goldenlane Records
213 The Bill Broonzy Story Volume 3 9 Audio Verve Records
214 Blues Archive- The Story Of The Blues - Chapter 4 34 Audio 2004 Membran Music Ltd.
215 Partnership Woman / Stop Lying Woman 2 Audio Columbia
216 Last Session - Part 2 12 Audio Verve Records
217 Portraits In Blues Vol. 2 13 Audio Storyville
218 Good Time Tonight 20 Audio 1990 CBS Records Inc.
219 Mississippi River Blues 16 Audio 2000 Past Perfect Silver Line
220 Big Bill Broonzy 10 Audio 1962 Philips
221 Amsterdam Live Concerts 1953 26 Audio 2006 Munich Records
222 Black, Brown & White 23 Audio 1986 Storyville
223 Blues With Big Bill Broonzy · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee 14 Audio 1968 Folkways Records
224 The Blues 12 Audio 1964 Chess International
225 Blues Singer Vol. 1 7 Audio Vogue Records
226 The Godfather Of Chicago Blues 24 Audio 2004 Saga
227 Vol. 2 11 Audio Folkways Records - Le Chant Du Monde
228 Vol. 1 1934-1947 18 Audio 1986 Document Records (2)
229 Big Bill's Blues 10 Audio 1958 Columbia
230 Big Bill & Sonny Boy 16 Audio 1975 RCA
231 Blues In The Mississippi Night 19 Audio 2003 Rounder Select
232 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs 11 Audio 1962 Folkways Records
233 Big Bill Broonzy And Washboard Sam 12 Audio 1986 Chess
234 Big Bill Sings The Blues 4 Audio Columbia
235 Black, Brown And White 13 Audio 1993 Black And Blue
236 Remembering Big Bill 12 Audio 1964 Mercury
237 Big Bill Blues 15 Audio 1984 Vogue Records

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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