Complete your Big Joe Williams collection. One of the very best albums by Big Joe. Most tracks superbly recorded by Chris Strachwitz.
Big Joe Williams is a timeless kind of bluesman, the sort of artist that sounds completely like his own man rather than aspiring toward the muddled, sound-alike mainstream. There is nothing mainstream about this guy at all. He doesn't even play a normal guitar, having pieced together some kind of nine-string creation that has the best aspects of both the six- and 12-string models, ringing like chimes in the high end. The cover of this album has one of the best pictures of this instrument that has been published. Down low, Big Joe might be the originator of many bass string licks that are.
Joseph Lee "Big Joe" Williams (October 16, 1903 – December 17, 1982) was an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. Performing over four decades, he recorded the songs "Baby Please Don't Go", "Crawlin' King Snake" and "Peach Orchard Mama", among many others, for various record labels, including Bluebird, Delmark, Okeh, Prestige and Vocalion. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on October 4, 1992.
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Big Joe Williams wandered the South 'riding the blinds'; played on street-corners and juke-joints and then wrote some songs that are still played every da. This CD has two of Big Joe’s albums ‘Tough Times’ from 1960, and ‘Thinking of What They Did’ from 1969. An enormous repertoire of old Blues and folk songs enabled Big Joe to record for at least seven labels as the originators of the Blues were ‘re-discovered’ in the late 50s. Such an eccentric character was custom-made for the coffee house, college and Festival circuit. He toured Europe several times in the 60s and, in 1965, recorded the album ‘Hand Me Down My Old Walking Stick’ in London.
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