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Big Joe Williams

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by Big Joe Williams

Biography

Joe Lee Williams, 16 October 1903, Crawford, Mississippi, USA, d. 17 December 1982, Macon, Mississippi, USA. Big Joe Williams was one of the most important blues singers to have recorded and also one whose life conforms almost exactly to the stereotyped pattern of how a ‘country’ blues singer should live. He was of partial Red Indian stock, his father being ‘Red Bone’ Williams, a part-Cherokee. ‘Big Joe’ took his musical influences from his mother’s family,... Read more

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blues
delta blues
guitar
blues guitar
old blues
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