Big Bill Broonzy

The Chronological Big Bill Broonzy 1951-1952

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The Chronological Big Bill Broonzy 1951-1952 Review

by Steve Leggett

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 Big Bill Broonzy 03:24 Amazon
2 Big Bill Broonzy 03:19 Amazon
3 Big Bill Broonzy 03:03 Amazon
4 Big Bill Broonzy 03:20 Amazon
5 Big Bill Broonzy 03:26 Amazon
6 Big Bill Broonzy 02:38 Amazon
7 Big Bill Broonzy 04:22 Amazon
8 Big Bill Broonzy 03:19 Amazon
9 Big Bill Broonzy 02:19 Amazon
10 Big Bill Broonzy 03:38 Amazon
11 Big Bill Broonzy 02:24 Amazon
12 Big Bill Broonzy 03:09 Amazon
13 Big Bill Broonzy 02:22 Amazon
14 Big Bill Broonzy 04:07 Amazon
15 Big Bill Broonzy 03:11 Amazon
16 Big Bill Broonzy 04:57 Amazon
17 Big Bill Broonzy 03:14 Amazon
18 Big Bill Broonzy 03:16 Amazon
19 Big Bill Broonzy 03:28 Amazon
20 Big Bill Broonzy 04:29 Amazon
21 Big Bill Broonzy 03:06 Amazon
22 Big Bill Broonzy 02:56 Amazon
23 Big Bill Broonzy 03:22 Amazon
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