March 4, 2018

Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs

Folkways Records FA-2328

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1962
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Delta Blues, Country Blues
A1 Backwater Blues (2:50)
A2 This Train (3:00)
A3 I Don't Want No Woman (3:08)
A4 Martha (5:00)
A5 Tell Me Who (3:41)
B1 Bill Bailey (1:57)
B2 Alberta (2:13)
B3 Goin' Down This Road (2:22)
B4 Tell Me What Kind Of Man Jesus Is (2:16)
B5 John Henry (4:45)
B6 Glory Of Love (3:23)
Big Bill Broonzy (guitar/vocals)
Recorder: Moses Asch, Designer: Ronald Clyne
Cut in 1956, these tracks catch Broonzy in fine form near the end of his distinguished career. His powerful voice and guitar are showcased in a set which includes traditional blues, gospel, and folk songs all performed with undeniable authority. "Broonzy moves with amazing ease from silky croon to brassy howl...[and] dazzles with rough-edged intricacy." — The Boston Globe

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