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Verified Purchase. A great collection of recordings superbly remastered by the excellent budget lable AVID, they specialise in re-issuing classic recordings usually from the Jazz and Big band spectrum. However, they seem, to be branching out now in what they term as 'Roots' recordings. Big Bill Broonzy was a far more sophisticated bluesman than he was portrayed, He spent the 's and early forties as part of the exodus of southern born Blues singers that descended on the windy city i.
Chicago and played electric guitar. He worked the theatres and taverns and toured with Memphis Minnie. It was however the earnest folk archivists and John Hammond with his production of 'Spirituals to Swing' held at Carnegie Hall in place of the late Robert Johnson and the European trad jazzers that re- marketed him as nothing but a simple Arakansas farm boy!
Well it worked and he sold out many a crowd and pleased them with 'retro' performances. It was in and after his final Mercury sessions that Broonzy fianlly reverted to his country blues style and recorded prolifically for a variety of European labels. Which is where we come in with this set. I would rate this album very highly and recommend it to anyone lacking any Big Bill Broonzy in Album) Collection.
Or maybe you have some worn vinyl copies, then this re-issue should remedy the problem! The first part of the album are live recordings and they are sharp considering the sometimes poor quality of live recordings of that period. Go for it! This guy is a legend among blues fans, and quite right too. Think of a great guitar player and he will know about Big Bill Broonzy.
He rates alongside Lightnin' Hopkins and all the other blues greats. If you like blues, you will like this - get it. Great way to hear Broonzy at his post - war best Album). These were compiled and transferred from LP by David Bennett - so sound is as good as you can possibly get.
Silly cheap price for truly great stuff. This CD filled some gaps, giving a good range of his work. I'm very pleased indeed. Big Bill was unquestionably one of the genuine greats and this CD is itself excellent and very good value. I've bee listening to Big Bill for 50 years!
I've heard almost all of these tracks. These four albums represent his career well. Well worth it. Big Bill Broonzy was one of my favourite artists when I was sixteen years Album).
I love to sit and listen to his singing again, as all my old 78 discs were broken Album) ago. See all reviews.
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