Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe
$140.00
Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe
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Cassell, London, 1955, UK First Edition, First Printing. An anecdotal account of the great Delta bluesman's life as told to Yannick Bruynoghe, in which Broonzy recounts his early move to Chicago, his prolific recording career of the 1930's and 40's, and his eventual "rediscovery" by the folk revivalists of the 1950s, a time in which he enjoyed late career success, particularly in Europe. In publisher's variant black cloth, gilt stamped titles to spine, spine is slightly rolled, mild spotting to end papers, else about near fine, pages are clean, crisp and unmarked, with half-tone illustrations and four drawings by Paul Oliver. In the uncommon pictorial dust jacket, very good+, unclipped, with original price of 12/6 net to bottom front flap, with light age toning and soil mark to rear cover, mild wear to extremities, short closed tear to top edge of rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. Very uncommon title in the first edition. J2317

Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe
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Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe
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Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story As Told To Yannick Bruynoghe
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