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Big Bill Broonzy

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Biography

Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1893 – August 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working class African-American audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    I got the key to the highway, and I'm billed out and bound to go
    I'm gonna leave here runnin', cause walkin' is most too slow
    I'm goin' down on the border, now where I'm better known
    Cause woman you don't do nothin', but drive a good man 'way from home
    Now when the moon creeps over the mountain, I'll be on my way
    Key to the Highway  -  89,218 plays
  2.  
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    Give a little, take a little
    Let your poor heart bleed baby little bird baby
    That's the glory of love
    Cry a little, sigh a little
    Let your cry broke down baby little bird baby
    Glory of Love  -  34,379 plays
  3.  
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    Lord, my hair's a rising
    My flesh begins to crawl
    Aw, my hair's a rising
    My flesh begin to crawl
    I had a dream last night, baby
    Big Bill Blues  -  28,570 plays
  4. Long Tall Mama  -  24,968 plays
  5. Bull Cow Blues  -  23,250 plays
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