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“Big Bill Blues,” Performed by “Big Bill” Broonzy
William Conley Lee “Big Bill” Broonzy performing his signature tune, “Big Bill Blues,” which was originally recorded in Chicago, Illinois, on February 12, 1936, for the Melotone label. Broonzy spent his childhood years near Pine Bluff (Jefferson County), where he had his earliest experiences as a songwriter and performer.
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Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
Early Twentieth Century, 1901 through 1940
Folklore and Folklife
African Americans
Pine Bluff (Jefferson County)
Broonzy, "Big Bill"
Blues Music
Music and Musicians
Folk Music
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