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Big Bill Broonzy

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Aliases
Big Bill
"Big Bill" Broonzy
Big Bill Broonzy and His Big Little Orchestra
Big Bill and His Chicago Five
Big Bill Johnson
Personal name
William Lee Conley Broonzy
Born
June 26, 1893
Died
August 15, 1958
Country
United States
IPI
00004311545 6 works
00136044795 20 works
00136044893 2 works
00220364216 1 work
00220364314 3 works
Affiliation
ASCAP, BMI
Comments
Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter
Member of
State Street Boys
Chicago Sanctified Singers
Harum Scarums (1931)
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
October 1941 (38 artists)
1939 Muddy Waters
1937 Smokey Hogg
October 1941 (2 artists)
January 15, 1936 (3 artists)
April 1952 (9 artists)
listen on Internet Archive June 1942 (32 artists)
I Wonder When I’ll be Called a Man Big Bill Broonzy 1957 Unverified
Jacqueline Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam (Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam) 1962 Unverified
1939 (25 artists)
June 1934 (4 artists)
1940 Smokey Hogg
July 1937 (3 artists)
July 1952 (6 artists)
January 1943 Billy Boy Arnold
November 1939 Dave Peabody
July 1939 "Smokey" Hogg
1935 Ruby McCoy
April 1941 (10 artists)
1935 Smokey Hogg
June 1939 The Detonators! [GB]
December 1952 (2 artists)
Stand Your Test In Judgement Big Bill Broonzy 1952 Unverified
June 1942 (3 artists)
1968 John Hammond [US1]
1931 (2 artists)
September 1939 (32 artists)
listen on Internet Archive July 1938 (2 artists)
April 1952 (2 artists)
July 1941 (6 artists)
1945 Muddy Waters
listen on Internet Archive July 1938 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
1940 (9 artists)

Covers by Big Bill Broonzy

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1962 Merle Travis
1954 Bessie Smith
i 1980 (unknown)
1954 Arthur Collins
listen on Internet Archive November 1951 Brownie McGhee
1954 Burl Ives
1936 Bumble Bee Slim
Careless Love Big Bill Broonzy 1965 Unverified
1935 Ma Rainey - Acc. by Her Georgia Jazz Band
1954 Honeyboy and Sassafras
1957 Little Son Joe
1952 Fisk University Jubilee Singers
1959 Fisk University Jubilee Singers
1956 (unknown)
1949 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
1957 Gene Greene - pianoforte acc. by Charley Straight
1955 Willie Bryant and His Orchestra
  1959 Lead Belly REL, Leadbelly REC
1965 Carl Haworth
August 1957 Henry Whitter
May 1942 Casey Bill
August 1957 Ted Lewis and His Band
1954 Fiddlin' John Carson
Kansas City Blues Big Bill Broonzy April 17, 1961 Unverified
Keep Your Hands off Her "Big Bill" Broonzy June 6, 2000 Unverified
1941 Charles Segar
1957 "Big Boy" Teddy Edwards
1937 Johnnie Temple
Match Box Blues Big Bill May 1936 Unverified
New Shake 'Em on Down Big Bill Broonzy June 1938 Unverified
June 1938 The Honey Dripper
1957 Sleepy John Estes, Big Maceo
1932 The Hokum Boys [US1]
April 1938 Casey Bill
1956 Standard Quartette
1956 Chicago Sanctified Singers
1956 Rev. C.D. Montgomery, Dave Cutrell with McGinty's Oklahoma Cow Boy Band
1962 Florida Normal Industrial Institute Quartet
1954 Thelma La Vizzo
1980 (unknown)
February 1958 Leroy Carr
1957 Tampa Red
1968 Bob Thompson [US1]

Web Covers by Big Bill Broonzy

Songs written by Big Bill Broonzy

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
All by Myself Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill July 17, 1941 Covered by (38 artists)
Baby I Done Got Wise Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill 1939 Covered by Muddy Waters
Black, Brown and White Blues Big Bill Broonzy Brownie McGhee 1947 Covered by (7 artists)
Black Mare Blues Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill April 22, 1936 Covered by Smokey Hogg
Feelin' Low Down Big Bill Broonzy Covered by (3 artists)
Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill January 15, 1936 Covered by (3 artists)
Hey Hey Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy April 1952 Covered by (9 artists)
I Feel So Good Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill December 2, 1941 Covered by (32 artists)
Jacqueline Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy and Washboard Sam (Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam) 1962 Unverified
Just a Dream (On My Mind) Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill 1939 Covered by (25 artists)
Keep Your Hand on Your Heart Big Bill Broonzy Lil Green January 21, 1942 Covered by (7 artists)
Key to the Highway Big Bill Broonzy, Charles Segar Charles Segar February 23, 1940 Covered by (119 artists)
Long Tall Mama Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill March 29, 1932 Covered by (4 artists)
Looking up at Down Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill June 10, 1940 Covered by Smokey Hogg
Mean Old World Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill January 31, 1937 Covered by (3 artists)
Moppers Blues Big Bill Broonzy "Big Bill" Broonzy November 8, 1951 Covered by (6 artists)
Night Watchman Blues Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill December 2, 1941 Covered by Billy Boy Arnold
Oh Yes Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill September 14, 1939 Covered by Dave Peabody
Please Be My So and So Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill May 11, 1939 Covered by "Smokey" Hogg
Rising Sun, Shine On Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill July 3, 1935 Covered by Ruby McCoy
Rockin' Chair Blues Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill December 17, 1940 Covered by (10 artists)
Romance in the Dark Big Bill Broonzy, Lil Green Lil Green May 9, 1940 Covered by (61 artists)
Saturday Night Rub Big Bill Broonzy Famous Hokum Boys 1930 Unverified
Serve It to Me Right Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill October 18, 1934 Covered by Smokey Hogg
She Never Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill June 1939 Covered by The Detonators! [GB]
South Bound Train Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy November 9, 1951 Covered by (2 artists)
Sweet To Mama Big Bill Broonzy State Street Boys 1935 Unverified
Tell Me Baby Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill and His Chicago Five March 6, 1942 Covered by (3 artists)
Texas Tornado Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy December 11, 1955 Covered by John Hammond [US1]
The Banker's Blues Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Johnson November 19, 1930 Covered by (2 artists)
Too Many Drivers Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill May 11, 1939 Covered by (32 artists)
Trucking Little Woman Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill March 30, 1938 Covered by (2 artists)
Walkin' the Lonesome Road Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy April 1952 Covered by (2 artists)
When I Been Drinking Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill May 2, 1941 Covered by (6 artists)
Why Did You Do That to Me Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill March 30, 1938 Covered by Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
You Better Cut That Out Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill September 20, 1940 Covered by (9 artists)

Adapted songs

Releases

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
All by Myself Big Bill October 1941 OKeh
Black, Brown and White Big Bill Broonzy November 1951 Vogue
Black Mare Blues Big Bill 1937 Conqueror
Bricks in My Pillow Big Bill 1936 Conqueror
Getting Older Every Day Big Bill April 1941 OKeh
Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down Big Bill January 15, 1936 Bluebird
Hard Headed Woman Big Bill 1935 Banner [US1]
Hard Hearted Woman Big Bill and His Chicago Five May 1942 OKeh
Hey Hey Big Bill Broonzy April 1952 Mercury
I Feel So Good Big Bill June 1942 OKeh
I Wonder Big Bill Broonzy 1949 Mercury
I Wonder What's Wrong With Me Big Bill 1940 OKeh
Just a Dream (On My Mind) Big Bill 1939 Vocalion [US]
Key to the Highway Big Bill Broonzy 1941 OKeh
Let Her Go - She Don't Know Big Bill 1935 Conqueror
Looking up and Down Big Bill 1940 OKeh
Louise Louise Blues Big Bill 1937 Conqueror
Mean Old World Big Bill July 1937 Melotone
Mistreating Mama Blues Big Bill June 1934 Melotone
Moppers Blues "Big Bill" Broonzy July 1952 Mercury
New Shake-Em on Down Big Bill June 1938 Vocalion [US]
Night Watchman Blues Big Bill January 1943 OKeh
Oh Baby Big Bill Broonzy 1945 Columbia [US]
Oh Yes Big Bill November 1939 Vocalion [US]
Play Your Hand Big Bill April 1938 Melotone
Preachin' the Blues Big Bill September 1939 Vocalion [US]
Prowlin' Ground Hog Big Bill 1935 Melotone
Selling That Stuff Big Bill Johnson 1932 Champion [US1]
She Never Big Bill June 1939 Vocalion [US]
Shine on, Shine on Big Bill July 1941 OKeh
South Bound Train Big Bill Broonzy December 1952 Mercury
The Banker's Blues - Try Some of That Big Bill Johnson - Sam Tarpley 1931 Champion [US1]
Trucking Little Woman Big Bill July 1938 Vocalion [US]
Woodie Woodie Big Bill July 1939 Vocalion [US]

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