• Big Joe Williams
    (Everest Records  1968  FS218)
    UK Pressing

    Sleeve in Very Good+ condition
    - three inch split on top edge from opening

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition


    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:

    When I saw him playing at Mike Bloomfield's "blues night" at the Fickle Pickle, Williams was playing an electric nine-string guitar through a small ramshackle amp with a pie plate nailed to it and a beer can dangling against that. When he played, everything rattled but Big Joe himself. The total effect of this incredible apparatus produced the most buzzing, sizzling, African-sounding music I have ever heard.


    A1 So Soon I'll Be Goin' My Way Back Home
    A2 Shake 'em On Down
    A3 Saturday Night Jump
    A4 Jinx Blues
    A5 Pick A Pickle
    A6 Ramblin' And Wanderin' Blues
    B1 Old Saw Mill Blues
    B2 Don't The Apples Look Mellow Hangin'
    B3 El Paso Blues
    B4 Back Home Blues
    B5 Don't You Leave Me Here
    B6 Shaggy Hound Blues

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    • Product Code: FS218
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