Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill's Stomp

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CD Details

  • Released: October 1, 2002
  • Label: P-Vine Japan

Tracks:

  • 1.House Rent Stomp
  • 2.Police Station Blues
  • 3.Mistreatin' Mama
  • 4.Good Jelly
  • 5.You May Need My Help Someday
  • 6.I'm Just a Bum
  • 7.Keep Your Hands Off Her
  • 8.You Know I Got a Reason
  • 9.Cherry Hill
  • 10.Little Bug
  • 11.Living on Easy Street
  • 12.Cotton Choppin' Blues
  • 13.Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues
  • 14.When I Had Money
  • 15.Leap Year Blues
  • 16.Midnight Steppers
  • 17.Romance in the Dark
  • 18.Just Rocking
  • 19.My Gal Is Gone
  • 20.Shine On, Shine On
  • 21.Sweet Honey Bee
  • 22.Key to the Highway
  • 23.You Drink Too Much Whiskey
  • 24.I Feel So Good

Product Description:

Personnel: Big Bill Broonzy (vocals, guitar); John Thomas (vocals, guitar); Charlie McCoy (mandolin); Jazz Gillum (harmonica); Punch Miller (trumpet); Horace Malcolm, Simeon Henry, Joshua Altheimer, Memphis Slim, Blind John Davis (piano); Bill Settles, Alfred Elkins, Ransom Knowling (double bass); Fred Williams (drums); Washboard Sam (washboard).
Recording information: Chicago, IL (11/??/1927-12/05/1941); New York, NY (11/??/1927-12/05/1941); Richmond, IN (11/??/1927-12/05/1941).
At first glance it would be easy to mistake P-Vine's Big Bill's Stomp for a skimpier Big Bill Broonzy collection put out by Fruit Tree a few years later, as both album covers use the same historic photo of him dressed up nice holding a finely crafted Gibson guitar. The difference between the two collections is considerable, as P-Vine packs in a hefty 24 tracks and covers a slightly larger time span, dipping back earlier than many other Broonzy retrospectives. Cut in November 1927, "House Rent Stomp" comes from his first issued phonograph record, made at a time when he maintained a farm in Pine Bluff, AR and visited Chicago for periodic recording dates. P-Vine presents an excellent overview of Broonzy's steady development throughout the '30s, capped with a pair of Bluebird sides from December 1941. As a special treat, "Romance in the Dark" and "Just Rockin'" feature gutsy vocalist Lil Green and pianist Jack Dupree, whereas "You Drink Too Much Whiskey" is sung by blues harpist Jazz Gillum. While some folks will need to dig deeper and investigate the legacy in greater detail all the way up to his folksier recordings from the late '50s, this set is recommended as a single-disc sampling of highlights from the first leg of Broonzy's musical odyssey. ~ arwulf arwulf

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  • UPC: 4995879057919
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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