Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 8 (1938-1939) by Big Bill Broonzy | 714298513028 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 8 (1938-1939)

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 8 (1938-1939)

by Big Bill Broonzy
     
 
Big Bill Broonzy's popularity continued to rise during the five months covered by this CD (the eighth of 11) in Document's "complete" Broonzy series. In addition to 21 studio sides (five previously unissued) made in Chicago, Broonzy is heard performing "Done Got Wise" and "Louise, Louise" at John Hammond's "Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall (with the

Overview

Big Bill Broonzy's popularity continued to rise during the five months covered by this CD (the eighth of 11) in Document's "complete" Broonzy series. In addition to 21 studio sides (five previously unissued) made in Chicago, Broonzy is heard performing "Done Got Wise" and "Louise, Louise" at John Hammond's "Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall (with the backing of pianist Albert Ammons and bassist Walter Page). Otherwise, the influential guitarist/singer is featured with the Memphis Five (a group including trumpeter Walter Williams and altoist Buster Bennett) and various trio/quartets with his regular pianist of the period, Joshua Altheimer. This CD is particularly notable for including the original version of "Just a Dream," which became a standard. Otherwise, Broonzy shows off the influence of both swing and country-blues in varying combinations; his repertoire here includes "Trouble and Lying Woman," "Flat-Foot Susie With Her Flat Yes Yes," "Preachin' the Blues" and "Fightin' Little Rooster."

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/1994
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298513028
catalogNumber:
5130

Tracks

  1. Going Back to Arkansas
  2. Rider Rider Blues
  3. Living on Easy Street
  4. Good Time Tonight
  5. Trouble and Lying Woman
  6. I Believe I'll Go Back Home
  7. Flat Foot Susie with Her Flat Yes Yes
  8. Trucking Little Woman, No. 2
  9. Hell Ain't But a Mile and a Quarter
  10. Don't You Lay It on Me
  11. Done Got Wise
  12. Louise, Louise Blues
  13. Spreadin' Snake Blues
  14. Baby Don't You Remember
  15. Whiskey and Good Time Blues
  16. Baby I Done Got Wise
  17. Preachin' the Blues
  18. Just a Dream
  19. Fightin' Little Rooster
  20. Mary Blues
  21. You Can't Sell 'em in Here
  22. Just Got to Hold You Tight
  23. Just Got to Hold You Tight

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