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About Terry Big T Williams

Godson of famed bluesman Big Jack Johnson, Terry "Big T" Williams is the real deal. He has lived more blues than a dozen bluesmen. He saw regional success in the 80's and 90's, but substance abuse ultimately landed him in Mississippi's notorious Parchman prison. Six years later he emerged clean and sober and immediately immersed himself in the music that had been his drive and his salvation.

Hired by Morgan Freeman as the first musical director for Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Terry ran the house band there. He left Ground Zero to start his own club, and since then has taught blues at the Delta Blues Museum and at Delta State Univ., nurturing a new generation in the Delta tradition. Along the way, Terry has wowed crowds at festivals and clubs around the country with an incendiary style that showcases his extraordinary guitar abilities and charming personality.

Terry "Big T" Williams was named 2009 Blues Guitar Player of the Year by the West Coast Blues Society in California, which also enshrined Terry into their Hall of Fame. For a guy who stays under the radar of most blues fans, the award proves his nationwide appeal.

Terry's influences range from the deepest traditional blues to disco, funk, and hip-hop. His music is forceful and compelling — he can have an entire party grooving within minutes. Now in his prime, Big T represents the current state of blues in the Mississippi Delta — and the state of his blues is strong.

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Song List Highlights

1. A Change Must Come
2. Be Thankful for What You Got (Diamond in the Back)
3. Big Boss Man
4. Black Night (The Sun Gone Down)
5. C.C. Rider
6. Can't Be Satisfied
7. Catfish Blues
8. Cheaper to Keep Her
9. Cleo's Back
10. Crosscut Saw
11. Down Home Blues
12. Dust My Broom
13. I Just Can't Keep on Going
14. I'll Play The Blues for You
15. I'm Looking for a Crossroads
16. Just My Imagination
17. Killing Floor (I Should Have Quit You)
18. Let Me Ride in Your Car
19. Little Jeno
20. Never Make Your Move too Soon
21. Mannish Boy
22. Mississippi June Bug
23. Mr. Magic
24. Mustang Sally
25. Next Time You See Me
26. Ole Big T.
27. Paying the Cost to be the Boss
28. Rock Me Baby
29. Still Called the Blues
30. Stoop Down Baby
31. Sweet Home Chicago
32. The Blues Is Alright
33. The Ghetto
34. The Jingle Bell Song
35. The Thrill Is Gone
36. Turning Point
37. Waiting in Vain
38. Walk on Away from Love
39. Why I Sing the Blues
40. Woke Up This Morning
41. You Don't Love Me