Album: released as a single (1956). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. songfacts ®. Not to be confused with the earlier vocal track "Big Bill Blues," this acoustic guitar instrumental sees Broonzy showboating. Running to nearly five minutes, it also features Kansas Fields on drums. More songs from Big Bill Broonzy. More instrumental songs. More songs from 1956.
This album has an average beat per minute of 105 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 51/165 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Big Bill's Blues. BPM Profile Big Bill's Blues. Album starts at 80BPM, ends at 138BPM (+58), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Big Bill Broonzy.
If you're going to sweat a Big Bill Broonzy collection down to only one disc, this is the one to keep in the collection. It's really his most representative work, highlighting most of the best-known numbers from his extensive repertoire and the highlights (including a hilarious "When I've Been Drinkin'," in which he supposedly downs several shots on microphone during the take) are numerous.
Big Bill Broonzy-St Louis Blues. Can't play "St Louis Blues"? Improve your playing via easy step-by-step video lessons! Track 1-Acoustic Guitar (steel)Track difficulty (Rhythm). You'll need a Plus subscription and a desktop browser to print this page.
Big Bill Broonzy (born Lee Conley Bradley, June 26, 1903 – August 14, 1958) was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s, when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working-class African-American audiences.