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ブルースの分野にブルーンジーが及ぼした影響は絶大で、ブルース史上彼に匹敵する英雄は、マディ・ウォーターズB.B.キングロバート・ジョンソンらほんの数人しかいない。ミシシッピ生まれでアーカンソー育ちのブルーンジーは、田舎のブルースと都会のジャジーなサウンドを混在させた最初のブルースマンの一人であった。最初の楽器はヴァイオリンで、おじから手ほどきを受けた。20年代に大都市シカゴへ移ってからパパ・チャーリー・ジャクスンを手本にギターを覚えたブルーンジーは、まもなくシティ・ブルースの中心人物として、コロンビア、オーケー、ブルーバードなど、さまざまなレーベルで録音を残すことになる。1938年にジョン・ハモンドがニューヨークのカーネギー・ホールで催した「スピリチュアルズからスウィングまで」というコンサートに、直前に死んだロバート・ジョンソンの代役として出演した話は有名。1950年代に入るとレッドベリー、ジョッシュ・ホワイト、サニー・テリー&ブラウニー・マギーらとともにフォーク・シーンとの関わりを強め、もっぱら白人の聴衆をターゲットにした。ヨーロッパへもたびたび出かけてツアー、レコーディングを行い、ブルースを伝えた。1955年に自叙伝『Big Bill's Blues』を、ベルギーのヤニック・ブルイノフと共著で発表している。

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[E]:ビッグ・ビルズ・ブルース・ストンプ

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[F]:Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs

Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs

楽曲情報

House Rent Stomp
Chicago IL, Nov. 1927
Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) John Thomas (guitar, speech)
[E]
ビッグ・ビル&トンプス名義。
I Can't Be Satisfied
New York City NY, April 9, 1930
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Frank Brasswell (guitar)
[B][C][D]
サミー・サンプスン名義。
Tadpole Blues
New York City NY, April 11, 1930
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably Georgia Tom Dorsey (piano)
[D]
Saturday Night Rub
Richmond IN, May 2, 1930
Big Bill (guitar, speech) Frank Brasswell (guitar, speech)
[D]
ビッグ・ビル・ジョンスン名義。
Pig Meat Strut
Richmond IN, May 2, 1930
Big Bill (guitar, speech) Frank Brasswell (guitar)
[D]
ビッグ・ビル・ジョンスン名義。
Police Station Blues
New York City NY, Sept. 16, 1930
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably Arthur Pettie(e)s (guitar)
サミー・サンプスン名義。
[E]
Mistreatin' Mamma
Richmond IN, Feb. 9, 1932
Big Bill (vocal, guitar)
[E]
ビッグ・ビル・ジョンスン名義。
Too Too Train Blues
New York City NY, March 29, 1932
Big Bill (vocal, guitar)
[B][C]
Worrying You Off My Mind―Part 1
New York City NY, March 29, 1932
Big Bill (vocal, guitar)
[B][C]
Bull Cow Blues
New York City NY, March 29, 1932
Big Bill (vocal, guitar)
[A]
How You Want It Done?
New York City NY, March 29, 1932
Big Bill (vocal, guitar)
[C][D]
Long Tall Mama
New York City NY, March 30, 1932
Big Bill (vocal, guitar)
[B][C]
Milk Cow Blues
Chicago IL, March 23, 1934
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) prob Black Bob (piano)
[D]
I'll Be Back Home Again
Chicago IL, March 23, 1934
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) prob Black Bob (piano)
[D]
Serve It to Me Right
Chicago IL, March 23, 1934
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably Black Bob (piano)
[D]
Mississippi River Blues
Chicago IL, March 23, 1934
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably Black Bob (piano)
[D]
Good Jelly
Chicago IL, Feb. 26, 1935
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably Black Bob (piano)
[E]
C&A Blues
Chicago IL, June 20, 1935
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) probably Louis Lasky (guitar)
[C]
Something Good
Chicago IL, June 20, 1935
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) Louis Lasky (guitar)
[D]
You May Need My Help Someday
Chicago IL, July 3, 1935
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Black Bob (piano)
[E]
Mountain Blues
Chicago IL, July 27, 1935
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) Black Bob (piano)
[D]
I Can't Make You Satisfied
Chicago IL, July 27, 1935
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) Black Bob (piano)
[D]
I'm Just A Bum
Chicago IL, July 27, 1935
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) Black Bob (piano)
[E]
Keep Your Hands Off Her
Chicago IL, Oct. 31, 1935
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Black Bob (piano) Bill Settles (double bass)
[E]
Big Bill Blues
Chicago IL, Feb. 12, 1936
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) probably Black Bob (piano) unknown (bass)
[A]
I Want You By My Side
Chicago IL, April 3, 1936
Jazz Gillum (vocal, harmonica) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) unknown (string bass)
[D]
You Know I Got A Reason
Chicago IL, Sept. 3, 1936
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably Horace Malcolm (piano) Charlie McCoy (mandolin)
[E]
Cherry Hill
Chicago IL, Nov. 19, 1936
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Black Bob (piano) Bill Settles (double bass)
[E]
Southern Flood Blues
Chicago IL, Jan. 29, 1937
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) probably Black Bob (piano) Bill Settles (string bass)
[A][C]
Little Bug
Chicago IL, Jan. 31, 1937
Big Bill And His Orchestra: Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Punch Miller (trumpet) Black Bob (piano) unknown (2nd guitar) Bill Settles (double bass) Fred Williams (drums)
[E]
Horny Frog
Chicago IL, Jan. 31, 1937
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Punch Miller (trumpet) Black Bob (piano) unknown (2nd guitar) Bill Settles (string bass) possibly Fred Williams (drums)
[B]
You Do Me Any Old Way
Chicago IL, Jan. 31, 1937
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) unknown (guitar and trumpet)
[A]
Come Home Early
Chicago IL, Aug. 16, 1937
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Leeford Robinson (piano) unknown (string bass)
[B]
I Want My Hands On It
Chicago IL, Oct. 13, 1937
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[B]
Made A Date With An Angel (Got No Walking Shoes)
Chicago IL, Oct. 13, 1937
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[B]
Hattie Blues
Chicago IL, Oct. 21, 1937
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) Bill Settles (string bass)
[B]
It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
Chicago IL, March 1, 1938
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal) probably Bill Osborn or Austin (tenor sax) Joshua Altheimer or Blind John Davis (piano) George Barnes (electric guitar) Oliver Hudson or Nelson (string bass)
[B][C]
Trucking Little Woman
Chicago IL, March 30, 1938
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) probably Punch Miller (trumpet) Joshua Altheimer (piano) probably Fred Williams (drums)
[A][C]
New Shake 'Em On Down
Chicago IL, May 5, 1938
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal) probably Joshua Altheimer (piano) George Barnes (electric guitar) unknown (string bass)
[A][C]
Night Time Is The Right Time
Chicago IL, May 5, 1938
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal) probably Joshua Altheimer (piano) George Barnes (guitar) unknown (string bass)
[A][C]
W.P.A. Rag
Chicago IL, Sept. 15, 1938
Big Bill And The Memphis Five: Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably 'Mr. Sheiks' (trumpet) probably Buster Bennett (alto sax) probably Blind John Davis (piano) unknown (guitar) probably Wilbur Ware (string bass)
[B]
Going Back To Arkansas
Chicago IL, Sept. 15, 1938
Big Bill And The Memphis Five: Big Bill (vocal/guitar) probably 'Mr. Sheiks' (trumpet) probably Buster Bennett (alto sax) probably Blind John Davis (piano) unknown (guitar) probably Wilbur Ware (string bass)
[B]
Living On Easy Street
Chicago IL, Sept. 15, 1938
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) unknown (double bass)
[E]
Good Time Tonight
Chicago IL, Sept. 15, 1938
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) unknown (string bass)
[B]
Trouble And Lying Woman
Chicago IL, Sept. 15, 1938
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) unknown (bass)
[A]
I Believe I'll Go Back Home
Chicago IL, Sept. 15, 1938
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) unknown (string bass)
[B]
Flat Foot Susie With Her Flat Yes Yes
Chicago IL, Sept. 27, 1938
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) possibly 'Mr. Sheiks' (trumpet) Joshua Altheimer (piano)
[B]
Whiskey And Good Time Blues
Chicago IL, Feb. 6, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[B][C]
Baby I Done Got Wise
Chicago IL, Feb. 6, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[A][C]
Just A Dream
Chicago IL, Feb. 6, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[C]
Woodie Woodie
Chicago IL, May 11, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Odell Rand (clarinet) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Ransom Knowling (string bass)
[B]
Too Many Drivers
Chicago IL, May 11, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Odell Rand (clarinet) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Ransom Knowling (string bass)
[B][C]
I.C. Blues
Chicago IL, Sept. 14, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[D]
Cotton Choppin' Blues
Chicago IL, Sept. 14, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[E]
Just A Dream No. 2
Chicago IL, Sept. 14, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[A]
Oh Yes
Chicago IL, Sept. 14, 1939
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Fred Williams (drums)
[A]
Messed Up In Love
Chicago IL, Dec. 8, 1939
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[D]
Jivin' Mr. Fuller Blues
Chicago IL, Jan. 26, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[E]
Leap Year Blues
Chicago IL, April 17, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[E]
When I Had Money
Chicago IL, April 17, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[E]
You've Got To Hit The Right Lick
Chicago IL, April 17, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[B]
Merry Go Round Blues
Chicago IL, April 17, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Fred Williams (drums)
[B]
Romance In The Dark
Chicago IL, May 9, 1940
Lil Green (vocal) Simeon Henry (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) Ransom Knowling (double bass)
[E]
Just Rockin'
Chicago IL, May 9, 1940
Lil Green (vocal) Simeon Henry (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) Ransom Knowling (double bass)
[E]
Medicine Man Blues
Chicago IL, June 10, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard)
[A]
Looking Up At Down
Chicago IL, June 10, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard)
[A]
Midnight Steppers
Chicago IL, June 10, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Joshua Altheimer (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard)
[E]
My Gal Is Gone
Chicago IL, Dec. 17, 1940
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) probably Memphis Slim (piano) Ransom Knowling (double bass)
[E]
Why Don't You Do Right?
Chicago IL, April 23, 1941
Lil Green (vocal) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) Simeon Henry (piano) Ransom Knowling (string bass)
[D]
Shine On, Shine On
Chicago IL, May 2, 1941
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Horace Malcolm (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard)
[E]
Sweet Honey Bee
Chicago IL, May 2, 1941
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Horace Malcolm (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard)
[E]
When I Been Drinking
Chicago IL, May 2, 1941
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Horace Malcom (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard)
[A][C]
Key To The Highway
Chicago IL, May 2, 1941
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Jazz Gillum (harmonica) Washboard Sam (washboard) unknown (double bass)
[E]
I'm Feeling Low Down
Chicago IL, June 26, 1941
Washboard Sam (washboard, vocal) Memphis Slim (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) possibly William Mitchell (imitation bass)
[D]
She Belongs To The Devil
Chicago IL, June 26, 1941
Washboard Sam (washboard, vocal) Memphis Slim (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) possibly William Mitchell (imitation bass)
[D]
All By Myself
Chicago IL, July 17, 1941
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) probably Memphis Slim (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard) Ransom Knowling (bass)
[A]
I Feel So Good
Chicago IL, Dec. 2, 1941
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard) unknown (speech)
[E]
Night Watchman Blues
Chicago IL, Dec. 2, 1941
Big Bill (vocal, guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) Washboard Sam (washboard)
[A]
You Drink Too Much Whiskey
Chicago IL, Dec. 5, 1941
Jazz Gillum (vocal, harmonica) Horace Malcolm (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) Alfred Elkins (double bass or imitation bass)
[E]
What's Gettin' Wrong With You?
Chicago IL, July 30, 1942
Sonny Boy Williamson (vocal, harmonica) Blind John Davis (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) Alfred Elkins (imitation bass)
[D]
Come On Baby And Take A Walk
Chicago IL, July 30, 1942
Sonny Boy Williamson (vocal, harmonica) Blind John Davis (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar) Alfred Elkins (imitation bass)
[D]
Hey, Hey
Chicago IL, Nov. 8, 1951
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar) Ransom Knowling (string bass)
[D]
Backwater Blues
Evanston IL, Oct. 25, 1956
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
This Train
Evanston IL, Oct. 25, 1956
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
Bill Bailey
Evanston IL, Oct. 25, 1956
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
Alberta
Evanston IL, Oct. 25, 1956
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
Goin' Down This Road
Evanston IL, Oct. 25, 1956
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar); Pete Seeger (banjo)
[F]
Tell Me What Kind of Man Jesus Is
Evanston IL, Oct. 25, 1956
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
John Henry
Evanston IL, Oct. 25, 1956
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar); Pete Seeger(vocal, banjo)
[F]
I Don't Want No Woman (To Try to Be My Boss)
Chicago IL, 1957
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
Martha
Chicago IL, 1957
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
Tell Me Who
Chicago IL, 1957
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]
Glory of Love
Chicago IL, 1957
Big Bill Broonzy (vocal, guitar)
[F]

影響関係

受けた影響←パパ・チャーリー・ジャクスン、ロニー・ジョンソンブラインド・ブレイクピーティ・ウィートストロー

与えた影響→マディ・ウォーターズブラウニー・マギー、エディ“クリーンヘッド”ヴィンスン、ジミー・ロジャース、ジョン・レンボーン、エリック・クラプトン

外部リンク

Big Bill Broonzy 1957: 3 Songs

YouTube動画。「Worried Man Blues」「Hey, Hey」「How You Want It Done」の3曲を演奏している映像。Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop が DVD "A Musical Journey: The Films of Pete, Toshi and Dan Seeger" のサンプルとして配信しているもの。

Big Bill Broonzy's "Saturday Night Rub" taught by Woody Mann

YouTube動画。ウッディ・マンが、ビッグ・ビル・ブルーンジーの「Saturday Night Rub」を実演、解説。Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop が教則DVD "The Guitar of Big Bill Broonzy" のサンプルとして配信しているもの。