Label: Folkways Records - FA 2326 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Blues • Style: Country Blues
It was released on February 22, by Smithsonian Folkways. The album consists of traditional folkblues, and spiritual songs featuring Broonzy accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and a guest appearance by Pete Seeger. Suffering from cancer, Broonzy realized his time was limited and hence recorded extensively between and Like other albums issued by Smithsonian Folkways, Trouble in Mind has been kept in print; the production quality of the album is higher than most installments of the label's catalogue.
An accompanying booklet, arranged by Jeff Place and Anthony Seeger, includes photos and notes documenting Broonzy's stint with Folkways. While Trouble in Mind only represents the latter portion of Broonzy's career, music critics have recognized the album for its historically significant material. An extensively recorded bluesman, Big Bill Broonzy left the United States to tour Europe inbecoming the first Chicago blues player to perform for European audiences.
Trouble in Mind is largely culled from a recording session in New York produced by Asche and Smith; originally, Folkways released the studio work on the album Bill Broonzy Sings the Country Blues in Aside from Pete Seeger on banjo for a live rendition of " This Train Bound for Glory ", all the instrumentation is credited to Broonzy.
The majority of the original songs were written by Broonzy, who was also credited as musical arranger on some covers. On " Key to Joe Turner No. 2 - Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues Highway ", he collaborated with piano player Charlie Segarcreating the melody while Sagar wrote most of the lyrics. Broonzy's willingness to address sensitive political issues are especially evident on "Joe Turner No.
Rider ". These tracks, frequently played by Broonzy live, ensured that his albums would have instant appeal for white audiences in the manner of various country blues -based LPs that had resulted from the rediscovery of old-time blues artists.
Smithsonian Folkways released Trouble in Mind on February 22, ; the label keeps the album in print. The album's liner notes were supplied by musicologist Jeff Place, Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) - Marillion - Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) wrote detailed Broonzy's career and the songs complied on the album.
Considering Trouble in Mind compiles recordings produced in the s, the album is enhanced by higher sound quality, more so than most Smithsonian Folkways releases. In his review for AllMusicRichie Unterberger said of Trouble in Mind : "[Broonzy] was likely not in peak physical shape by this time, you Joe Turner No. 2 - Big Bill Broonzy - Big Bill Broonzy Sings Country Blues suspect that from the quality of the performances.
His vocals are still rich and moving on a relaxed selection of originals and standards". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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