Big Bill Broonzy

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Birthday
26, 1893
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Apr 15, 1958 (64)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1893
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Apr 15, 1958 (64)

About

Mississippi blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose career spanned nearly four decades.

Before Fame

Many of his early works dealt with war experience and the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

Trivia

He began in the twenties playing country blues, expanded his repertoire to include an urban sound, and then returned to making folk blues in the 1950s with the revival of the genre.

Family Life

He was born William Lee Conley Broonzy in the town of Scott, Mississippi to a sharecropping family.

Associated With

After the 1950s folk blues revival, he recorded and toured with prominent musicians like Pete Seeger and Brownie Ghee.