Big Bill Broonzy was at the heart of the Chicago blues
scene during its early years and his popularity would last
until his death in 1958. His gentle brand of country blues
had, by then, been overshadowed by a new generation of
showy, electrified bluesmen, but his contribution to the
tradition in linking the Mississippi delta blues of Robert
Johnson with the Chicago sound of Muddy Waters and
others is one that remains recognised and revered today.