Despite his acknowledged stature in the blues world, Broonzy said that, until his last few years, he never a livin made a living from his music alone and always held one day job or another. Bill always claimed that he was born in Scott, Mississippi, on June 26, Amazon Payment Products.
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All Styles. Song Moods. All Moods. Song Themes. All Themes. Big Bill Broonzy. The Southern Blues [Catfish]. Eric Clapton has cited Broonzy as a major inspiration, commenting that Broonzy "became like a role model for me, in terms of how to play the acoustic guitar.
Another musician heavily influenced by Broonzy was Jerry Garcia , who upon hearing a recording of Broonzy's blues playing decided to exchange an accordion he received on his 15th birthday for an electric guitar. In the benediction at the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama , the civil rights leader Rev. The interview includes reflections on his life and on the blues tradition, a performance of one of his most famous songs, "Albert," and performances of "Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad" and other classics.
Between and , Broonzy recorded songs, which makes him the second most prolific blues recording artist during that period. By the time Billboard magazine instituted its " race music " charts in October , Broonzy's recordings were less popular, and none appeared in the charts. Many of Broonzy's singles were issued by more than one record company, sometimes under different names.
Additional versions of some songs were also released. These are marked with a superscript plus sign. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Blues: A Regional Experience.
Santa Barbara, California: Praeger. University of Chicago Press. Retrieved November 18, His full given name was most likely Lee Conley Bradley. Temple University Press. New York: St. Martin's Press.
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