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Birth Name: Joseph Lee Williams
Birth Place: Crawford, Mississippi, United States
Genres: Delta Blues

Joseph Lee Williams (b. October 16, 1903 – December 17, 1982 in Crawford, Mississippi), billed throughout his career as Big Joe Williams, was an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. Performing over four decades, he recorded such songs as "Baby Please Don't Go", "Crawlin' King Snake" and "Peach Orchard Mama" for a variety of record labels, including Bluebird, Delmark, Okeh, Prestige and Vocalion. Williams was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on October 4, 1992. Blues historian Barry Lee Pearson (''Sounds Good to Me: The Bluesman's Story'', ''Virginia Piedmont Blues'') attempted to document the gritty intens... Continue Bio >>


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