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Author Topic: Big Bill Broonzy  (Read 4613 times)

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Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2014, 12:28:31 PM »
In that Bruynoghes photo, he appears to be plugged into a '30s Gibson eh-150 amp, as seen in the 1937 Gibson catalog.

Offline JRO

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2014, 12:21:50 AM »
^Thanks for info, you seem to know the old guitar gear.

Offline Rivers

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Re: Big Bill Broonzy
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2014, 05:53:32 PM »
For great material from Bill's later career, early '50s, I recommend the recordings he made for the French label Vogue. Those, and other good releases are mentioned here:


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