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
51 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1957 Folkways Records
52 Sings Folk Songs ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1989
53 The Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio Scepter Records
54 Portraits In Blues Volume 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio Storyville
55 Sings Folk Songs ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1989 Smithsonian Folkways
56 Back Water Blues / Lonesone Road Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1951 Vogue
57 Songs Of Worship - Folk Music Of The World ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 1966 ARS (2)
58 Black, Brown And White ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1969 Storyville
59 The Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1965 Scepter Records
60 Big Bill Broonzy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1955 Vogue
61 Preachin' The Blues / Too Many Drivers ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939-09-00 Vocalion (2)
62 Blues / Folk Songs / Ballads ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1979 Joker (2)
63 Blues With Big Bill Broonzy · Sonny Terry · Brownie McGhee ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1959 Folkways Records
64 Anthologie Du Blues Vol.8 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio Disques Vogue
65 If You're Black Get Back ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1981
66 Big Bill Broonzy And Washboard Sam ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1962 Chess
67 Josh White Comes A-Visiting / Big Bill Broonzy Sings ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 1958 Period Records
68 Big Bill Broonzy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1956 Vogue Records
69 Big Bill Broonzy & Josh White ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1965 Bravo! Records
70 Trucking Little Woman #2 / Rider Rider Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1938 Conqueror
71 Good Time Tonight ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1990 Columbia
72 Big Bill Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1956 Disques Vogue
73 Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues Vol.1 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio
74 A Treasury Of Folk Music ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1966 Design Records (2)
75 His Story - Big Bill Broonzy Interviewed By Studs Terkel ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 1966 Folkways Records
76 Last Session Part 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1961 His Master's Voice
77 Big Bill Broonzy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1956 Philips
78 Folk Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1954 EmArcy
79 The Anthology ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 50 Audio 2011 Not Now Music
80 Studs Terkel's Weekly Almanac On Folk Music Blues On WFMT With Big Bill Broonzy And Pete Seeger ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 1956 Folkways Records
81 A Treasury Of Folk Music With Leadbelly ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1966 Design Records (2)
82 Big Bill Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1957 Vogue Records
83 The Soul Of New Orleans ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1967
84 An Evening With ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1959 Tempo Records (5)
85 Night Watchman Blues / Whats Wrong With Me ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio Okeh
86 Last Session Volume 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio Verve Records
87 Big Bill Broonzy 1927-32: Mostly New To LP ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1985 Matchbox Records
88 Warm, Witty, And Wise ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1998 Columbia Legacy
89 Big Bill's Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1988 Portrait Masters
90 Last Session Part 1 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1961 Verve Records
91 Big Bill Broonzy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio Queen-disc
92 The Big Bill Broonzy Story Vol. 1 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio Verve Records
93 Portraits In Blues Vol.2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 13 Audio Storyville
94 (1935-1939) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 20 Audio 1988 Blues Documents
95 Big Bill's Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1972 Epic
96 Woodie Woodie / Please Be My So And So ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1939 Vocalion (2)
97 1935-1941 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio Wolf Records (2)
98 Trouble In Mind ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1964 Fontana
99 Sad Letter Blues ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 2002 Past Perfect Silver Line
100 Blues Greats Vol. 5 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 7 Audio 1975 Metronome 2001


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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