18 Minutes with Big Joe Williams
Born in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi in 1903, Joe Lee “Big Joe” Williams is a renowned blues musician known for his use of a nine-string guitar. He talks to Chris about making his living traveling with medicine shows, playing with a young Muddy Waters, and making records.
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Interviewee: Big Joe Williams with Mary Williams and Marcellus Thomas
Interviewer: Chris Strachwitz
Location: The home of Chris Strachwitz, Los Gatos, CA
Interview with Marcellus Thomas
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