WorldCat Identities

Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958

Overview
Works: 1,234 works in 2,299 publications in 3 languages and 17,234 library holdings
Genres: Music  Folk music  Biography  Popular music  Folk songs, English  Folk songs  Cover versions  Live sound recordings  Discographies  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Singer, Composer, Editor, Originator, Vocalist, Lyricist, Other, Interviewee, Narrator, Scenarist, per, Musician, Photographer, Conductor, Contributor
Classifications: M1630.18, 781.643
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Big Bill Broonzy
Brother, can you spare a dime? : American song during the Great Depression( Recording )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic blues from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings( Recording )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues is a sound forged in hard times but powerful enough to bring on the good times. This collection covers nearly half a century of blues with styles including Delta, St. Louis, and Chicago blues by some of the genre's biggest legends
Music from Big Pink by Band (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outtakes and reissues of songs by The Band from the 1960s
Let's get loose : folk and popular blues styles from the beginning to the early 1940s( Recording )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic folk music from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic protest songs( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, social injustice, and calls for action have long fueled the creative musical fire for many passionate artists. Here some of folk's greatest artists are featured in some of music's most powerful songs for change
Big Bill Broonzy sings folk songs by Big Bill Broonzy( )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic African-American ballads : from Smithsonian Folkways( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chess box by Muddy Waters( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble in mind by Big Bill Broonzy( Recording )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble in Mind captures acoustic blues guitarist Big Bill Broonzy late in his long career, but still outspoken in song. With a mix of controversial songs, rural blues, and spirituals, this CD showcases his brilliant vocals and intricate guitar work
From spirituals to swing by Count Basie( Recording )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folksongs of Illinois( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good time tonight by Big Bill Broonzy( Recording )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woke up this mornin' : poetry of the blues( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothin' but the blues by Joe Williams( Recording )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Bill's blues by Big Bill Broonzy( Recording )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of the blues( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common ground : Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin play and sing the songs of Big Bill Broonzy by Big Bill Broonzy( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alvin brothers, who founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, have shared a fascination with Broonzy since childhood. After an illness nearly took Phil's life in 2012, they resolved to return to the studio and pay tribute to the blues legend
Classic African American songsters : from Smithsonian Folkways by Barry Lee Pearson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing 21 classic tracks, including four previously unreleased, from the deep well of Smithsonian Folkways archives, the connoisseur collection spotlights songs from ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, pre-blues songs, blues hybrids, and old-timey string band. Marquee-name artists Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly, Peg Leg Sam, Mississippi John Hurt, and more set the record straight that there has long been much more to the African American secular song tradition than just the blues
Big Bill Broonzy : his life by Big Bill Broonzy( Recording )

40 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Folksongs of Illinois
Alternative Names
Big Bill

Big Bill 1893-1958

Big Bill Broonzy 1893-1958

Big Bill Broonzy Amerikaans zanger

Big Bill Broonzy compositore e chitarrista statunitense

Big Bill Broonzy musicien américain

Big Bill Broonzy US-amerikanischer Bluesmusiker

Blues Boy Bill

Blues Boy Bill 1893-1958

Bluesboy Bill

Bluesboy Bill 1893-1958

Bradley, Lee

Bradley, Lee 1893-1958

Bradley, Lee Conley 1893-1958

Broomsley, Big Bill

Broomsley, Big Bill 1893-1958

Broonsey, Willie Lee

Broonsey, Willie Lee 1893-1958

Broonzey, Bill 1893-1958

Broonzy, Big B. 1893-1958

Broonzy, Big Bill

Broonzy, Big Bill 1893-1958

Broonzy, Bill.

Broonzy, Bill 1893-1958

Broonzy, William

Broonzy, William 1893-1958

Broonzy, William L. 1893-1958

Broonzy, William Lee Conley

Broonzy, William Lee Conley 1893-1958

Broonzy, Willie 1893-1958

Brounzey, W. 1893-1958

Chicago Bill

Chicago Bill 1893-1958

Conley, William Lee 1893-1958

Hunter, Slim

Hunter, Slim 1893-1958

Johnson, Big Bill

Johnson, Big Bill 1893-1958

Litle Son 1893-1958

Little Sam

Little Sam 1893-1958

Little Son

Little Son 1893-1958

Natchez

Natchez 1893-1958

Sampson, Sammy

Sampson, Sammy 1893-1958

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Languages
English (184)

French (6)

German (4)

Covers
Big Bill blues : William Broonzy's storyIcons of music : great guitaristsBill Broonzy songs : Blue tail fly, Frankie and Johnny, Key to the highway, Rock me baby