Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 11 (1940-1942)

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 11 (1940-1942)

by Big Bill Broonzy
     
 

The final of Document's prewar Big Bill Broonzy CDs (documenting all of his 1927-42 recordings) features Broonzy playing in a timeless style. Most of the performances could be considered goodtime music, with Broonzy sounding as if he were ready to party. On three of the four complete sessions that are included (plus "Rockin' Chair Blues," left over from the 1940 date… See more details below

Overview

The final of Document's prewar Big Bill Broonzy CDs (documenting all of his 1927-42 recordings) features Broonzy playing in a timeless style. Most of the performances could be considered goodtime music, with Broonzy sounding as if he were ready to party. On three of the four complete sessions that are included (plus "Rockin' Chair Blues," left over from the 1940 date otherwise included on Vol. 10), Broonzy is joined by either Memphis Slim, Horace Malcolm or Blind John Davis on piano, plus Washboard Sam (his half-brother) on washboard; Jazz Gillum sits in on harmonica during "Key to the Highway." The final set has Broonzy, pianist Memphis Slim and drummer Judge Riley joined by trumpeter Punch Miller and altoist Buster Bennett. Overall, this is a pretty strong program, with such numbers as "Sweet Honey Bee," "When I Been Drinking," "Key to the Highway," "Conversation With the Blues," "All By Myself," "I Feel So Good," "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" and "I'm Woke Up Now" being among the 25 selections. Big Bill Broonzy fans will want all of the releases in this remarkable series.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/1996
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298513325
catalogNumber:
5133
Rank:
197931

Tracks

  1. Rockin' Chair Blues
  2. Shine on, Shine On
  3. Green Grass Blues
  4. My Little Flower
  5. Sweet Honey Bee
  6. When I Been Drinking
  7. Key to the Highway
  8. Double Trouble Blues
  9. Going Back to My Plow
  10. I'm Having So Much Trouble
  11. Wee Wee Hours Blues
  12. Conversation with the Blues
  13. All by Myself
  14. Keep Your Hand on Your Heart
  15. Why Should I Spend My Money
  16. What's Wrong with Me
  17. I Feel So Good
  18. In the Army Now
  19. Bad Acting Woman
  20. Night Watchman Blues
  21. She's Gone with the Wind
  22. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
  23. Tell Me Baby
  24. Hard Hearted Woman
  25. I'm Woke up Now

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Memphis Slim   Piano,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Buster Bennett   Alto Saxophone
Jazz Gillum   Harmonica
Ransom Knowling   Bass
Horace Malcolm   Piano
Punch Miller   Trumpet
Judge Riley   Drums
Washboard Sam   Washboard

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Tommy McClennan   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Johnny Parth   Producer
Keith Briggs   Liner Notes

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