Category Archives: Big Joe Williams

Most recorded songs: Baby Please Don’t Go

Most recorded songs: Baby Please Don’t Go

Baby Please Don’t Go was originally recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935 on Bluebird records. Big Joe could never for see the influence the song would have on music history. This song is recorded, performed and sang in so many versions by so many musicians. For that, I put some of my favourite versions in line. Continue reading Most recorded songs: Baby Please Don’t Go

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Big Joe Williams 9-string blues guitar

Big Joe Williams 9-string blues guitar

The Blues has a long history throughout the twentieth century, the Juke Joints, the Cottonfields, the Chicago clubs, the European festivals and the Chitlin’ circuit are just a small part of it. Some artist have seen it all,  and Big Joe Williams is one of them. He was there during the depression, during WW II, the post war era and the revival in the sixties. Maybe it was because he played a nine-string guitar? But probably because he was unique. Continue reading Big Joe Williams 9-string blues guitar

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