American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (1893-1958), who was one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century; he became an international star in the 1950s when he returned to his traditional folk-blues roots and became one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival. Signed book: Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story. First edition. London: Cassell & Company Ltd., 1955. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.75, 139 pages. Signed on the half-title page in blue ballpoint, "Big Bill Broonzy." In very good condition, with very light toning to signed page, and scattered spotting to end pages and textblock; and toning, scattered tears, and a clipped corner to dust jacket.
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