:: Title :: Interview with Big Bill Broonzy on the similarities between American blacks and the people of France
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Broonzy, William Lee Conley (Big Bill) [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 3 (00:03:17)
:: 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 - Bill Broonzy talks about the French. "The best people I've met in my life." "The people of France are just like the Negro of America - they've been pushed around all their lives, they've been in sorrow, they've been in the shape of the blues all their lives?" [Source: Editor]
0 - Big Bill Broonzy speaks with Alan Lomax about the people of France. He likens their existence to that of African-Americans in that they've been through extremely difficult times which, he feels, has made them far more accepting of his particular style of blues music. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Big Bill Broonzy 1952



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