Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Big Bill Broonzy - Pillar of the Blues

Big Bill Broonzy is a centeral figure in the Delta and country blues. His licks and fingerstyle playing, along with his rhythmic thumb work, has influenced tons of musicians, even the old blues masters.

 He was active from the 20's until his death in 1958... and his many recordings stand the test of time as pillars of the blues.

 Below is a live version of "Willie Mae" from 1953:


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