Big Joe Williams was the epitome of the rambling, wandering itinerant bluesman so romanticised in the early days of blues discovery and record collecting. He rambled across the United States from coast to coast in the 1920s and '30s. This 2CD collection features many of his most famous recordings in the post war years. His most famous composition was "Baby Please Don't Go" eventually a major pop hit for Belfast's blues rockers, Them in the UK and later for Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes in America. The really exciting attraction of this compilation is the CD debut of the 8 tracks he recorded with Chicago pianist Erwin Helfer in 1957. These 8 tracks only ever appeared on two very rare UK Eps on the Collector label. This overview of Joe's career goes on to embrace his career in the 60s when he became a popular performer on the global blues network. Fully detailed liner notes.