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Big Bill Broonzy (26th June birthday) BBC4

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:43 am
by john poole
Big Bill Broonzy born Lee Conley Bradley on 26th June in 1893, 1898, 1903, or 1908 in Jefferson County, Arkansas or Scott, Mississippi ....maybe (died 14th or 15th August, 1958)

"The Man Who Brought the Blues to Britain" the BBC4 biography from 2013, repeated at the end of last month, remains available to watch on i-Player until 1:00 a.m. Wednesday
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... d=p01kc82z

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy (26th June birthday) BBC4

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:54 am
by NormanD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSHBcOyjsUk

Anyone know the origin of this film of Bill playing "Hey! Hey!"? It looks moody, and French....

BTL comment: "The camera man did an injustice to the song by not covering his left hand.(But having said that, he's probably dead now and this was more than 1/2 a century ago.. so that's fine)" My heart bleeds tears.

Re: Big Bill Broonzy (26th June birthday) BBC4

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:25 pm
by john poole
NormanD wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSHBcOyjsUk

Anyone know the origin of this film of Bill playing "Hey! Hey!"? It looks moody, and French....
Brussels in 1956, I believe - from 'Low Light and Blue Smoke' aka 'Big Bill Blues'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okkkLyRSy0Y
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235228/