Big Bill Broonzy, “Baby Please Don’t Go”

Big Bill Broonzy – “Baby Please Don’t Go” (play/DL mp3)

If you listen closely to the folk-y strum of Big Bill Broonzy’s guitar, you begin to hear the origin of modern day blues/folk guitar riffs used today by artists such as Ben Harper, Donovan Frankenreiter or even Jack Johnson. Completely self taught, Big Bill Broonzy is a pioneer of the 20th century blues movement. Big Bill cleverly juxtaposes the image of a burgeoning big city (New Orleans) with the lackluster life led by those working on the farm in “Baby Please Don’t Go.”