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Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
Big Bill Broonzy
Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
 
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Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed wit...  more »

      
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All Artists: Big Bill Broonzy
Title: Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 7/13/1992
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Chicago Blues, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074002322, 093074002346

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Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed with undeniable authority. "Broonzy moves with amazing ease from silky croon to brassy howl...[and] dazzles with rough-edged intricacy." -- The Boston Globe

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CD Reviews

An All-Time Favorite
Flatiron Myron | Birmingham, AL USA | 12/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I picked up this album back in college, and ten years later, it still stands as one of my all time favorites. The song choices and arrangements are inspired (not your standard blues by a long shot), the guitar playing is totally original and exciting, and the singing is full of soul without being overdone. The older stuff of Broonzy's I've heard doesn't do much for me, although his track on the recently released "Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s" is as good as anything on the Sings Folk Songs album."
Evident Krunkness
jj kinkel | Silver Lake, WI | 06/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is krunk old blues, the best you can get. for the people who want to hear the start of the blues revolution buy this album
just a man and his guitar and his soul, his big ol' soul"