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Big Joe Williams

American Delta blues guitarist, recording artist, singer and songwriter

Big Joe Williams

American Delta blues guitarist, recording artist, singer and songwriter
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birthday
16th
October, 1903
Death
17th
December, 1982
Birth Place
Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, U.S.
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Joseph Lee “Big Joe” Williams (October 16, 1903 – December 17, 1982) was an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. Performing over four decades, he recorded the songs “Baby Please Don’t Go”, “Crawlin’ King Snake” and “Peach Orchard Mama”, among many others, for various record labels, including Bluebird, Delmark, Okeh, Prestige and Vocalion. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on October 4, 1992.
The blues historian Barry Lee Pearson (Sounds Good to Me: The Bluesman’s Story, Virginia Piedmont Blues) described Williams’s performance:

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Peetie Wheatstraw

Birth Name

Joseph Lee Williams

Genres

Delta blues

Labels

Bluebird Delmark Okeh Prestige Vocalion Trumpet

Name

Big Joe Williams

Nationality

United States of America

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