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His career began in the s when he played country blues to mostly black audiences. Through the s and s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with white audiences.

In the s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and then uses the split-screen so you can carefully study what each hand is doing.

Big Bill Broonzy’s recording career spanned from until his death in His repertoire was well recorded, from solo to duets to ensemble playing. He was rediscovered just as the “folk-revival” began in the early s.

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Big Bill was a master of ragtime and country blues guitar. His playing was highlighted by a strong pulsating bass and melodic lead lines. Also presented is rare footage of Big Bill from the s.


Bill Broonzy, the famous vocalist guitarist whose music is the very essence of the blues and early jazz, was born on June 26, in Scott, Mississippi and raised in Arkansas.

His parents were born into slavery and as a boy Big Bill made his living as a farm laborer. In he worked as a coal miner for about a year and in he was part of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe. Exposed to the music of lots of early blues guitarists, Broonzy created a very moving blues sound on the guitar which he made use of to accompany his voice in addition to other artists ney singers.

In Big Bill Broonzy moved to Chicago where he worked as a laborer. He ended up being a member of the local black community and as a result broojzy with numerous famous blues singers and guitar instrumentalists including Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie, Lonnie JohnsonMemphis Slim, and Leroy Carr.

He also took guitar lessons from Papa Charlie Bjll. His skills on the guitar were evident and in he was hired by Paramount to record as a guitar accompanist for numerous blues vocalists.

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By the late s Broonzy had already established himself as a top blues vocalist-guitarist in bey own right and was hy routinely. From – he was a showcased artist in John Hammond’s “From Spirituals to Swing” performances. Fortunately he was still able to maintain a musical performing career in Chicago and because of this his whereabouts were known to blues and jazz lovers throughout the world.

From -due to popular demand, Big Bill Broonzy was contracted for live performance tours of Europe and the United Kingdom. These tours were so well received that Broonzy’s fantastic skill as a guitar player was finally recognized on a global basis. Additional live show tours followed in and A lung hry in late brought Big Bill’s singing profession to an end and he died of cancer the following year on January 14 at the age of The significance of Big Bill Broonzy’s contribution as a blues singer is undeniable, however it is not normally understood by jazz fans that his guitar tag had a noticeable influence on numerous up and coming younger jazz guitarists.


He was without a doubt among the finest brponzy most influential of the early blues hye stylists and many of his guitar solos are still performed by guitar players all over the world today! Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, “must have” addition to your library. Wikipedia article on Big Bill Broonzy Wikipedia article on fingerstyle guitar.

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