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Big Bill Broonzy - Who’s Sorry Now

Big Bill Broonzy

Big Bill Broonzy - Who’s Sorry Now


Big Bill Broonzy experienced more in his 55 years on this planet than most. Before his recording career began in Chicago in the 1920s he had already been married, worked as a sharecropper, a Pullman porter, a cook, and served for two years in World War I.

After cutting some of the most legendary blues 78s in the '20s and '30s, despite some success, Broonzy still had to work odd jobs through most of the '40s to survive and by the time the folk revival and Pete Seeger found him, he only had a few years left. This collection documents those final years, from 1951 to 1958, where Broonzy was touring Europe and finally receiving some of the worldwide acclaim he had long deserved. Though these recordings come at the end of his life, his guitar skill is honed and his voice like a fine aged whiskey. Another incredible collection of American blues from Wax Love.

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