Black, Brown and White

Blues Characters Vol.7

2 CD - Le Chant du Monde 2742502/03
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original title: Broonzy Big Bill / Black, Brown & White

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  • BLUES CHARACTERS, a prestigious new 30-volume collection, invites the listener to discover the work of the great men and women who made blues history; the pioneers of one of the greatest musical adventures of the twentieth century. Released as an 3-panel Digipack, each volume of the collection includes 2 CDs (nearly 2 1/2 hours of listening) and is accompanied by a 36-page booklet containing biographies and notes in French and English, with original photos and illustrations. Blues Characters will make a truly wonderful addition to any blues collection. The first 10 volumes of this authoritative collection are presented here, with 20 further volumes to follow in 2016.

    Big Bill Broonzy is one of the most prolific musicians in blues history. He also wrote around 200 original blues tracks. His art fed off the music of the Delta as much as that of the East Coast and New Orleans. He could perform equally well as part of a jazz ensemble, a gospel band or as a solo artist with a more specifically folksy playlist. His deep, penetrating voice with its expressive, subtle changes in tone conveyed very varied emotions and feelings. By refusing any particular allegiance, Big Bill Broonzy, who always worked with the same subtlety, humour and sense of rebellion and tragedy, was able to charm any audience and capture anyone’s attention. He was the first artist to turn the blues into a universal language.

  • 2 CD - 2h 34mn 55s
    upc/ean. 3149024250224
    ref. 2742502/03
    release date. 2015-10-30