Big Bill Broonzy All the Classic Sides 1928-1937 (5-CD Box Set)

All the Classic Sides 1928-1937 (5-CD Box Set)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: January 27, 2004
  • Label: Jsp Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.House Rent Stomp
  • 2.Big Bill Blues
  • 3.Down in the Basement Blues
  • 4.Starvation Blues
  • 5.Somebody's Been Using That Thing
  • 6.Black Cat Rag
  • 7.Pig Meat Strut
  • 8.Guitar Rag
  • 9.Saturday Night Rub
  • 10.I Can't Be Satisfied
  • 11.Grandma's Farm
  • 12.Skoodle Do Do
  • 13.Tadpole Blues
  • 14.Bow Leg Baby
  • 15.Skoodle Do Do
  • 16.Saturday Night
  • 17.Pig Meat Strut
  • 18.Papa's Gettin' Hot
  • 19.Police Station Blues
  • 20.They Can't Do That
  • 21.No Good Buddy
  • 22.State Street Woman
  • 23.Meanest Kind of Blues
  • 24.I Got the Blues For My Baby
  • 25.The Banker's Blues
  • 26.How You Want It Done

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Worried in Mind Blues
  • 2.Too Too Train Blues
  • 3.Mistreatin' Mamma
  • 4.Big Bill Blues
  • 5.Brown Skin Shuffle
  • 6.Stove Pipe Stomp
  • 7.Beedle Um Bum
  • 8.Selling That Stuff
  • 9.Mr. Conductor Man
  • 10.Too Too Train Blues
  • 11.Worrying You Off My Mind Pt. 1
  • 12.Worrying You Off My Mind Pt. 2
  • 13.Shelby County Blues
  • 14.Mistreatin' Mama Blues
  • 15.Bull Cow Blues
  • 16.How You Want It Done
  • 17.Long Tall Mama
  • 18.M and O Blues
  • 19.Rukus Juice Blues
  • 20.Friendless Blues
  • 21.Milk Cow Blues
  • 22.Hungry Man Blues
  • 23.I'll Be Back Home Again
  • 24.Bull Cow Blues Pt. 2
  • 25.Serve It to Me Right

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Starvation Blues
  • 2.Mississippi River Blues
  • 3.At the Break of Day
  • 4.I Want to Go Home
  • 5.Hard Headed Woman
  • 6.Dying Day Blues
  • 7.I Want to See My Baby
  • 8.Serve It to Me Right
  • 9.Dirty No-Gooder
  • 10.Let Her Go / She Don't Know
  • 11.Hobo Blues
  • 12.Prowlin' Ground Hog
  • 13.C.C. Rider - (take A)
  • 14.C.C. Rider - (take B)
  • 15.Sweet to Mama
  • 16.Rustlin' Man
  • 17.She Caught the Train
  • 18.Midnight Special
  • 19.The Dozen
  • 20.Don't Tear My Clothes
  • 21.The Southern Blues
  • 22.Good Jelly
  • 23.C and a Blues
  • 24.Something Good
  • 25.You May Need My Help Someday

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Rising Sun Shine On
  • 2.Mountain Blues
  • 3.Bad Luck Blues
  • 4.I Can't Make You Satisfied
  • 5.I'm Just a Bum
  • 6.Keep Your Hands Off Her
  • 7.The Sun Gonna Shine in My Door Someday
  • 8.Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down
  • 9.Down the Line Blues
  • 10.Bricks in My Pillow
  • 11.Tell Me What You Been Doing
  • 12.Ash Hauler
  • 13.Evil Women Blues
  • 14.These Ants Keep Biting Me
  • 15.Big Bill Blues (These Blues Are Doggin' Me)
  • 16.You Know I Need Lovin'
  • 17.Match Box Blues
  • 18.Low Down Woman Blues
  • 19.Keep Your Mind on It
  • 20.Bull Cow Blues No. 3
  • 21.Married Life's a Pain
  • 22.Black Mare Blues
  • 23.Pneumonia Blues (I Keep on Aching)
  • 24.Big Bill's Milk Cow No. 2
  • 25.W.P.A. Blues
  • 26.I'm a Southern Man

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Nancy Jane
  • 2.Lowland Blues
  • 3.Seven-Eleven (Dice Please Don't Fail Me)
  • 4.You Know I Got a Reason
  • 5.Oh Babe (Dice Please Don't Fail Me)
  • 6.Detroit Special
  • 7.Falling Rain
  • 8.Black Widow Spider
  • 9.Cherry Hill
  • 10.Out With the Wrong Woman
  • 11.Don't Tear My Clothes No. 2
  • 12.You Drink Too Much
  • 13.Southern Flood Blues
  • 14.My Big Money
  • 15.My Woman Mistreats Me
  • 16.Let's Reel and Rock
  • 17.Come up to My House
  • 18.Get Away
  • 19.Terrible Flood Blues
  • 20.Little Bug
  • 21.Horny Frog - (take 1)
  • 22.Horny Frog - (take 2)
  • 23.Mean Old World - (take 1)
  • 24.Mean Old World - (take 2)
  • 25.Barrelhouse When It Rains

Product Description:

Of all the pre-war Delta bluesman, no one achieved the popular status of Big Bill Broonzy. Indeed, as Neil Slaven states in his liner notes to Volume One of this collection, Broonzy had been issuing recordings for over 20 years before his last name was attached to the labels; only "Big Bill" appeared under the track listing. This five-CD collection by JSP is astonishing in its scope. There are 128 tracks here from the first decade of Broonzy's recording career, featuring every 78 recorded during the period, for labels such as Paramount, Jewel, ARC, Perfect, Romeo, and others. His sides with Frank Brasswell and Georgia Tom, as well as other incarnations of his own band, called the Famous Hokum Boys, the Chicago Black Swans, or the Midnight Ramblers (Broonzy is listed as Bill Williams, Big Bill Johnson, Sammy Sampson, etc.) are all here, and many more. The great irony here is that Broonzy had been recording for a decade before his big hits ever came to be. The material here is a prologue of what was to come until his death in 1958. These sides are for hardcore fans certainly, but they are also for those who have been taken with the '40s and '50s material by Broonzy when he was a living American folk-blues legend. These tracks, then, are a treasure-trove, a journey into a largely unnoticed but stunningly creative archive of Broonzy, who arrived fully formed onto the scene. The audiophiles might have trouble with the sound quality of some of this material, but for those with less discriminating sonic palettes, this is an essential purchase, one rooted in history, mystery, and enjoyment -- and its' budget price makes it even more so. ~ Thom Jurek

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