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 Joseph Lee “Big Joe” Williams

Joseph Lee “Big Joe” Williams

Birth
Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Death 17 Dec 1982 (aged 79)
Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 21694 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Crawford, Mississippi, he was Delta blues songwriter noted for his emotional singing and 9 string guitar. He began recording for the Bluebird label in the 1930s which resulted in the classics "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Crawlin' King Snake". His other recordings included "Highway 49", "Piney Woods Blues", "Blues on Highway 49" and "Going Back to Crawford". During the 1960s to 1970s, he was a regular in US Music Festivals and toured Europe. At the time of his death, musician John Fogerty and the house band from Antone's Club in Austin, Texas, paid for his grave headstone.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Lee “Big Joe” Williams (16 Oct 1903–17 Dec 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21694, citing Joe Williams Gravesite, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .