ビッグ・ジョー・ウィリアムズ Big Joe Williams

1903年10月16日にミシシッピー州クロフォード生まれました。本名はジョー・リー・ウィリアムズです。生涯を放浪のブルースマンとして、自作した奇怪な9弦ギターを片手に旅を続け、マンドリンのように響くギターと強く逞しい歌声を聞かせました。1935年、シカゴのブルーバードに初録音をしました。同年にシカゴでのウォッシュボード・ブルース・シンガーズでも吹き込んでいます。1941年にサニー・ボーイⅠをバックに配してブルーバードに「Highway 49」という傑作を吹き込みました。スライド・ギターでの演奏も素晴らしく、1951年にトランペットに吹き込んでいます。1950年代までは黒人向けレーベルに、1950年代末からは白人向けレーベルに吹き込みしています。他のブルースマン達にも数多く取り上げられている「Baby Please Don't Go」は彼の作品です。1982年11月17日にミシシッピー州のメイシオで死去しました。
1975年に一度来日しています。
Big Joe Williams and the Stars of Mississippi Blues
Big Joe Williams(アーティスト)
Smithsonian Folkways
[収録曲]
Disc.1
  1. Little Leg Woman
  2. Somebody's Been Borrowing That Stuff
  3. Providence Help the Poor People
  4. 49 Highway Blues
  5. My Grey Pony
  6. Stepfather Blues
  7. Baby Please Don't Go
  8. Stack of Dollars
  9. Wild Cow Blues
  10. Worried Man Blues
  11. I Know You Gonna Miss Me
  12. Rootin' Ground Hog
  13. Brother James
  14. I Won't Be in Hard Luck No More
  15. Crawlin' King Snake
  16. I'm Getting Wild About Her
  17. Peach Orchard Mama
  18. Meet Me Around the Corner
  19. Throw a Boogie Woogie
  20. North Wind Blues
  21. Please Don't Go
  22. Highway 49
  23. Someday Baby
  24. Break 'Em on Down
Disc.2
  1. Drop Down Blues
  2. Somebody's Been Worryin'
  3. Wanita
  4. Vitamin A
  5. His Spirit Lives On
  6. Baby Please Don't Go
  7. Baby Please Don't Go [Alternate Take]
  8. Stack of Dollars
  9. Mellow Apples
  10. Wild Cow Moan
  11. P Vine Blues
  12. Bad and Weakhearted Blues
  13. King Biscuit Stomp
  14. I'm a Highway Man
  15. Banta Rooster Blues
  16. Mean Stepfather Blues
  17. House Lady Blues
  18. Don't You Leave Me Here
  19. Jivin' Woman
  20. She's a Married Woman
  21. Mama Don't Allow Me
  22. Delta Blues
  23. Overhauling Blues
  24. Whistling Pines
  25. She Left Me a Mule
  26. Bad Heart Blues
Disc.3
  1. You Can Mistreat Me Here
  2. New "Shake 'Em on Down"
  3. Bottle It Up and Go
  4. Whiskey Head Woman
  5. Brown Skin Girl
  6. Cotton Patch Blues
  7. Baby Don't You Want to Go
  8. Baby, Please Don't Tell on Me
  9. I'm Going Don't You Know
  10. New Highway 51
  11. She's Just Good Huggin' Size
  12. My Little Girl
  13. My Baby's Gone
  14. It's Hard to Be Lonesome
  15. My Baby's Doggin' Me
  16. She's a Good Looking Mama
  17. Whiskey Head Man
  18. New Sugar Mama
  19. Down to Skin and Bones Blues
  20. Katy Mae Blues
  21. Love With a Feeling
  22. Drop Down Mama
  23. Black Minnie
  24. Elsie Blues
  25. Des'e My Blues
Disc.4
  1. Cross Cut Saw Blues [Take 1]
  2. Cross Cut Saw Blues [Take 2]
  3. Classy Mae Blues
  4. You Can't Read My Mind
  5. Travelin' Highway Man
  6. Deep Blue Sea Blues
  7. I'm a Guitar King
  8. It's a Crying Pity
  9. Mozelle Blues
  10. Blues Trip Me This Morning
  11. Mr. So and So Blues
  12. Roll Me, Baby
  13. I Love My Baby
  14. Shake It Up and Go
  15. Blue as I Can Be
  16. Bluebird Blues
  17. Bluebird Blues [Take 2]
  18. Boogie Woogie Woman
  19. Catfish Blues
  20. Ride 'Em on Down
  21. Rockin' Chair Blues
  22. My Little Girl
  23. Let Me Be Your Boss
  24. Left My Baby Crying
  25. Sleepy Woman Blues
Disc.5
  1. Don't Go Down Baby
  2. Bertha Lee Blues
  3. Hollow Log Blues
  4. In the Evening
  5. My Baby Left Me
  6. Cotton Pickin' Blues
  7. Roamin' and Ramblin' Blues
  8. You Got to Roll (Levee Camp Song)
  9. You Got to Roll
  10. Water Coast Blues
  11. Stagolee
  12. Just a Spoonful
  13. Spread My Raincoat Down
  14. Hellatakin' Blues
  15. Wind Howlin' Blues
  16. Worried Life Blues
  17. Tear It Down Rag
  18. Army Blues
  19. It's Killin' Me
  20. Poor Boy Blues
  21. Jake Leg Blues
  22. My Mean Baby Blues
  23. Dirty Mistreater
  24. Rainy Day Blues
  25. Beer Garden Blues
  26. Dark Road Blues
Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go
Big Joe Williams - Highway 49
Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Big Joe Williams(アーティスト)
Smithsonian Folkways
[収録曲]
  1. Whistling Pines
  2. Bluebird Blues
  3. She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
  4. Elevate Me Baby
  5. Mama Don't Allow Me
  6. Kings Highway Blues
  7. Somebody's Been Fooling #1
  8. T.B. Blues
  9. King Bisquit Stomp #2
  10. Delta Blues
  11. Somebody's Been Fooling #3
  12. Rootin' Ground Hog
  13. Don't Leave Me Here
Stavin Chain Blues
Big Joe Williams、J.D. Short
[収録曲]
  1. Stavin' Chain Blues
  2. Roll and Tumble [#]
  3. Mean Stepfather
  4. You Got to Help Me Some
  5. You're Gonna Need King Jesus [Alternate Take][#]
  6. Jumpin' in the Moonlight [Instrumental]
  7. Rocks and Gravel [#]
  8. Sweet Old Kokomo
  9. Nobody Knows Chicago
  10. Gonna Check Up on My Baby
  11. You're Gonna Need King Jesus
  12. Rambled and Wandered
  13. Going Back to Crawford, Miss.
  14. Stavin' Chain Blues [Alternate Take][#]
  15. J.D. Talks
Big Joe Williams - Mean Stepfather