Big Bill Broonzy The Complete Vogue Recordings (3-CD)

The Complete Vogue Recordings (3-CD)
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  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Vogue Europe


  • 1.House Rent Stomp
  • 2.In the Evening
  • 3.Moppin' Blues
  • 4.Hey Hey Baby
  • 5.Willie Mae Blues
  • 6.Black Brown & White
  • 7.Back Water Blues
  • 8.Low Land Blues
  • 9.Low Down Blues
  • 10.Feelin' Low Down
  • 11.What I Used to Do
  • 12.Make My Getaway
  • 13.Blues in 1890
  • 14.Big Bill Blues
  • 15.Lonesome Road Blues
  • 16.When Did You Leave Heaven
  • 17.John Henry
  • 18.Hollerin' & Cryin' the Blues
  • 19.Down by the Riverside
  • 20.Hey Bud Blues
  • 21.Baby Please Don't Go
  • 22.King Hearted Blues
  • 23.Louise Louise Blues
  • 24.Letter to My Baby
  • 25.Stand Your Test in Judgement
  • 26.Do Right Blues
  • 27.Coal Black Curly Hair
  • 28.Guitar Shuffle
  • 29.Feelin' So Good
  • 30.How Long Blues
  • 31.It's Your Time Now
  • 32.Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • 33.Black Brown & White
  • 34.John Henry
  • 35.Getaway Blues
  • 36.House Rent Stomp
  • 37.In the Evening
  • 38.Feelin Low Down
  • 39.Blues in 1890
  • 40.Lonesome Road Blues
  • 41.John Henry
  • 42.Hey Bud Blues
  • 43.Baby Please Don't Go
  • 44.Louise Louise Blues

Product Description:

This collection of Big Bill Broonzy's Vogue recordings showcase his vocals and guitar talents from the 1950s.
Adapter: Michel Baulot.
Personnel: Big Bill Broonzy (vocals, guitar); Blind John Davis (vocals, piano).
Recording information: Paris, France (09/20/1951-03/12/1952); Salle Pleyel, Paris, France (09/20/1951-03/12/1952).
Translator: Victoria Rummler.
Big Bill Broonzy's Vogue recordings were originally issued on 10" LPs, a format that visually resembled the standard 78 rpm single but had room for considerably more music per side as the platter rotated at a majestic 33 and 1/3 revolutions per minute. The artful cover illustration from one of these little albums is reproduced on Broonzy's Complete Vogue Recordings as reissued by Vogue in 2005. Thirty five master takes from his Parisian recording dates which took place between September 1951 and March 1952 fill two CDs with nine alternate takes thrown onto a third disc. That's a total of 44 tracks, a quantity which would have fit comfortably onto two discs, so the addition of the third is puzzling unless the producers wanted to physically emphasize the distinction between primary and secondary versions. Most of these recordings feature Broonzy singing while accompanying himself on the guitar. Disc two ends with a cluster of performances recorded live at La Salle Pleyel on February 7, 1952. On "Feelin' so Good," "How Long Blues," and "It's Your Time Now," Broonzy was joined by pianist Blind John Davis. The concert excerpts include "Get Back," an outspoken critique of racism here titled "Black, Brown and White." Broonzy recorded "Get Back" for Emarcy in Chicago a few months earlier, and must have been gratified by the positive response he received from the empathetic French audience. In late March 1952, Broonzy would perform at a concert in Antwerp Belgium before going back to Chicago to make records with his old friend Washboard Sam. Wherever he made music, particularly during the last decade of his life, Big Bill sang with disarming honesty and unforgettable warmth. These qualities are present throughout the Vogue recordings which are now available in one set. ~ arwulf arwulf

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  • UPC: 828766435122
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