:: Title :: Interview with Big Bill Broonzy on the language and origins of the blues, Southern black identity, and blues musicianship
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Broonzy, William Lee Conley (Big Bill) [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Bill Broonzy's hotel room
:: Location :: Paris (Ville-de-Paris), Ile-de-France (France)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Mississippi
:: Session :: Paris 5/52
:: Date :: 5/13/1952
:: Reference Information :: T1008.0, Track 1 (00:11:02)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - These recordings of Big Bill Broonzy were made by Alan Lomax in Broonzy's Paris hotel room while Alan was working at the Musee de l'Homme on Columbia Records' World Library of Folk and Primitive Music LP series. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alan Lomax and Bill Broonzy discuss the economic conditions that produced the blues, the language of American blacks as expressed in the blues, the fact that many Southern blacks don't have emotional access to the blues, and the musical integrity of the blues. "The American Negro do not speak correct English? and I'm one of them - from them farms, levee camps, extra gangs, and things." [Source: Editor]
0 - Big Bill Broonzy speaks with Alan Lomax about understanding the American Negro and authentic blues. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Big Bill Broonzy 1952



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