Big Bill Broonzy

The Chronological Big Bill Broonzy 1951-1952

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The third in a series presenting Big Bill Broonzy's complete recorded output in chronological order, this set covers 1951 and 1952 and features the guitarist and singer in mostly solo acoustic mode, including yet another version of his signature "Baby Please Don't Go" as well as a surprisingly sleek take on "Bill Bailey" and turns on various folk chestnuts like "Blue Tail Fly." More reined-in than a lot of Big Bill's output, these tracks have a confident intimacy about them, and remind one a bit of some of Leadbelly's similar folk-blues sets.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:24 Amazon
2 03:19 Amazon
3 03:03 Amazon
4 03:20 Amazon
5 03:26 Amazon
6 02:38 Amazon
7 04:22 Amazon
8 03:19 Amazon
9 02:19 Amazon
10 03:38 Amazon
11 02:24 Amazon
12 03:09 Amazon
13 02:22 Amazon
14 04:07 Amazon
15 03:11 Amazon
16 04:57 Amazon
17 03:14 Amazon
18 03:16 Amazon
19 03:28 Amazon
20 04:29 Amazon
21 03:06 Amazon
22 02:56 Amazon
23 03:22 Amazon
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