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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: ROC-3455
  • Format: LP
  • UPC: 089353345525
  • Street Date: 05/26/23
  • PreBook Date: 04/21/23
  • Label: RockBeat Records »
  • Genre: Blues
  • Run Time: 40:48 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1953
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English


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Big Bill Broonzy - Live In Amsterdam, 1953

Legendary blues singer-songwriter guitarist Big Bill Broonzy recorded live in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1953 on this 10-track vinyl set

Big Bill Broonzy - Live In Amsterdam, 1953
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Legendary blues singer-songwriter guitarist Big Bill Broonzy was a force in music from the 1920s until his passing in 1958. He was one of the first American blues artists to play Europe, and this fine recording shows how he influenced a generation of guitar players including Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Jerry Garcia and Bert Jansch. Live in 1953 was recorded in Amsterdam, Netherlands and features 10 tracks by this inaugural member of the Blues Hall of Fame. The set makes its vinyl debut.

Track Listing

  • Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
  • When the Sun Goes Down
  • House Rent Stomp
  • Willie Mae
  • Black, Brown and White
  • Caribbean Rag
  • Down By the Riverside
  • Mindin’ My Own Business
  • Just A Dream
  • The Glory Of Love

Sales Points

  • Ronnie Wood, of the Rolling Stones, cited Broonzy's track 'Guitar Shuffle' as his favorite guitar music. Wood remarked, 'It was one of the first tracks I learnt to play, but even to this day I can't play it exactly right.'
  • Eric Clapton has cited Broonzy as a major inspiration, commenting that Broonzy 'became like a role model for me, in terms of how to play the acoustic guitar'
  • In 1980, he was indicted into the first class of the Blues Hall Of Fame
  • He was so highly regarded that he was the replacement for Robert Johnson at a Carnegie Hall concert after his passing
  • For fans of Robert Johnson, Son House, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • Broonzy was one of the leading figures in the American blues and folk music revival
  • By the 1950s, he was touring with Pete Seegar and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

Press Quotes

Altogether Live in Amsterdam 1953 is a vital document of Big Bill Broonzy navigating the final stages of his long career like an utter champ. A minus rating

     —Jospeh Neff, The Vinyl District


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