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Going Back to Crawford

Going Back to Crawford
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Joe Lee “Big Joe” Williams (1903–1982) was a legendary country bluesman. A performer for over 40 years, Williams began his career in the 1920s playing at local fish fry’s, house parties, and work camps in Mississippi and Alabama. He eventually traveled north to St. Louis in 1934, where he recorded his iconic hit “Baby, Please Don’t Go.” In 1971, Arhoolie founder Chris Stratchwitz arranged to meet and record Williams in Crawford, Mississippi. Due to a performance rights issue, the recording was not released until 1999.

Track Listing

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Back Home Blues Big Joe Williams 4:22
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Baby Please Don't Go Big Joe Williams 2:44
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Saturday Night Women Big Joe Williams 3:42
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Been in Crawford Too Long Big Joe Williams 2:59
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Sugar Diabetes Blues Big Joe Williams 2:46
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Run Here Jailer With the Key Big Joe Williams 1:55
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Take Me Out of the Bottom Big Joe Williams 3:06
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Bird Nest Big Joe Williams 3:02
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Corrina Big Joe Williams 1:49
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I Walked All Night Long Big Joe Williams 5:20
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Sugar On the Bottom Big Joe Williams 3:23
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Bad Luck Big Joe Williams 2:45
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Checkin' Out Big Joe Williams 3:18
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My Last Girl / Don't Treat Her Wrong! Big Joe Williams 3:40
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Can't Listen No More Big Joe Williams 3:16
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Don't Stay Long Big Joe Williams 3:45
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I'm Wild About My Jelly Roll Big Joe Williams 2:04
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Moanin' 'Fo Day Big Joe Williams 2:19
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I'm Leavin' This Town Big Joe Williams 3:32
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I Don't Know Why Big Joe Williams 3:11
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My Baby Stopped Drinking Water Big Joe Williams 1:32
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Good Times Here, Better Down the Road Big Joe Williams 2:01
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Shake It Enough For Me Big Joe Williams 2:33
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Mary Frances Big Joe Williams 3:05
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My Baby Don't Stand No Foolin' Big Joe Williams 1:56
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She Have Broken My Heart Big Joe Williams 2:34