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Blues - Released August 28, 1990 | Columbia

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If you're following the 30-plus year career of Bill Broonzy and already have the two early compilations available on Yazoo, here's where you go next. These are basically ensemble works covering the time frame between 1930 to 1940 and Broonzy sounds very comfortable in the company of Blind John Davis and Joshua Altheimer. The 20 tracks compiled here (culled from various Vocalion, ARC and Columbia sessions) sound pretty great, benefitting mightily from modern sound restoration devices. ~ Cub Koda
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Rock - Released July 1, 2015 | Crazy Warthog Media

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Blues - Released January 1, 1961 | BnF Collection

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Blues - Released March 10, 2011 | Fremeaux Heritage

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1962 | BnF Collection

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Blues - Released August 24, 2008 | Saga

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Big Bill Broonzy was viewed as a beloved country blues player when he died in 1958, a master of raw and authentic-sounding folk-blues. But this public image, although Broonzy worked hard to maintain it in his later years, does him a bit of a disservice. He was much more than a rustic relic, however well he played the part. Broonzy was an excellent and even sophisticated guitarist, starting out in the '30s as a rag and hokum player, but he was versatile enough to work with jazz and R&B combos, too, and his guitar approach was instrumental in the early formation of the Chicago blues sound. He was also a crafty songwriter who managed to write blues pieces that bridged the line between traditional blues themes and modern structure. This 22-track collection combines two earlier collections, Bronzeville Poet and Blues News, into a single well-paced and fluid sequence. Not everything essential is here, but key tracks like "I Can't Be Satisfied" and "Mississippi River Blues" are included, although his signature "Key to the Highway" is strangely absent. It's still a nice set. ~ Steve Leggett
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Blues - Released December 16, 2015 | Wolf Records International GmbH

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Blues - Released February 22, 2000 | Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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Blues - Released November 21, 2011 | Ndh Music

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Jazz - Released October 6, 2018 | 33x digital

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Blues - Released November 11, 2010 | Grammercy Records

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Blues - Released November 26, 2015 | Nuova Canaria

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Blues - Released September 15, 2014 | Art Music

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