Big Bill Broonzy – Big Bill Broonzy
Vinyl rip in 24-bit / 96kHZ and redbook | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl) | artwork
652 MB (24/96) + 158 MB (RB) | HF,RS,FF | Blues | Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music FS213
Like so many great American artists, especially those in blues and jazz, Big Bill Broonzy fled to Europe when times got tough stateside, and was duly accorded the respect he deserved. TREAT ME RIGHT contains some of his earliest recording after his 1951 trip across the pond. A number of the tracks included here are classics he’d been playing for some time, but they were new to listeners in France, where the album was first released. The title, which is a play on the tune “Treat Everybody Right,” can be seen in retrospect as a plea for understanding from the man who’d left his homeland in search of artistic succor. There are solid renditions of such chestnuts as “See See Rider” and “Baby Please Don’t Go,” and it’s easy to imagine the thrill of discovery the European audience must have felt digging into the rich loam of blues history that was Big Bill Broonzy.