This electric guitar pioneer long reigned over a world of
clubs and taverns in Bronzeville - Chicago's Black district - before he
headed the revival that allowed blues to find an international audience in
Transposing the blues tradition into an urban context between the wars, Big
Bill added several hundred recordings to his achievements. Records in which
his highly refined poetic sense gave him a weapon to describe the ghetto's
day-to-day reality and evoke with humour the key events that left their
mark on Black America.