:: Title :: Interview with Big Bill Broonzy on why he loves the blues, reading and writing, pride, and black unity
:: 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 4 (00:08:40)
:: 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 asks Bill Broonzy why the only music he likes is the blues: "I love it, that's why." But he says he understands why other people "want to forget about it." Bill tells Alan that "I think a man in this world should be what he is, regardless of what you are, who you are, where you come from? Be proud of what you are and prove it to the people that you's intelligent." On black unity: "If the black Negro of America loved one another like the Frenchmen love one another here in France? and stand up for another there wouldn't be no Jim Crow in America." [Source: Editor]
0 - Big Bill Broonzy speaks with Alan Lomax about the notion that one should be proud of one's self regardless of who he or she is. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Big Bill Broonzy 1952

 

 

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