Big Bill Broonzy The Complete Recorded Works, Volume 2: 1932-1934
- Released: June 3, 2002
- Label: Document
- 1.You Do It
- 2.Mr. Conductor Man
- 3.Too-Too Train Blues
- 4.Worrying You Off My Mind Part 1
- 5.Worrying You Off My Mind Part 2
- 6.Shelby County Blues
- 7.Mistreatin' Mama Blues
- 8.Bull Cow Blues
- 9.How You Want It Done?
- 10.Long Tall Mama
- 11.M And O Blues
- 12.Rukus Juice Blues
- 13.Friendless Blues
- 14.Milk Cow Blues
- 15.Hungry Man Blues
- 16.I'll Be Back Home Again
- 17.Bull Cow Blues Part 2
- 18.Serve It To Me Right
- 19.Starvation Blues
- 20.Mississippi River Blues
- 21.At The Break Of Day
- 22.I Want To Go Home
- 23.Hard Headed Woman
- 24.Dying Day Blues
This collection contains 24 tracks.
Personnel: Big Bill Broonzy (vocals, guitar, banjo, alto saxophone); Reverend Charlie Jackson (banjo); Alfred Bell (accordion, trumpet); Roy Palmer (trombone); Black Bob Hudson (piano); Jimmy Bertrand (washboard).
Liner Note Author: Keith Briggs.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (02/09/1932-10/18/1934); New York, NY (02/09/1932-10/18/1934); Richmond, IN (02/09/1932-10/18/1934).
By early 1932, the point at which this second volume in Document's series begins, Big Bill Broonzy was well established on the Chicago music scene; although his music was beginning to take on an urbanized flavor, his fort‚ was still country-blues, and the opening tracks here -- "Mr. Conductor Man," "Too-Too Train Blues" and "Bull Cow Blues" among them -- are among his finest examples of the form. Of equal interest are the sides he subsequently recorded with his Jug Busters, a rather mysterious group which yielded just two tracks -- "Rukus Juice Blues" and "M and O Blues" -- but which pushed Broonzy further away from his rural roots; in all likelihood, the group also inaugurated his collaboration with the enigmatic yet renowned Black Bob, with whom he would cut a series of classic guitar and piano duets in the months to follow. ~ Jason Ankeny
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