Friday, June 5
"Few postwar blues standards have retained the universal appeal of Eddie Boyd's 'Five Long Years.' Cut in 1951, Boyd's masterpiece has attracted faithful covers by B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Guy, and too many other bluesmen to recount here. But Boyd's discography is filled with evocative compositions, often full of after-hours ambience. Like so many Chicago blues stalwarts, Boyd hailed from the fertile Mississippi Delta. The segregationist policies that had a stranglehold on much of the South didn't appeal to the youngster, so he migrated up to Memphis (where he began to play the piano, influenced by Roosevelt Sykes and Leroy Carr). ..."
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Spotify: The Complete Recordings 1947-1950
YouTube: Drifting, Kilroy Won't Be Back, Five Long Years (Live), I Had To Let Her Go, Just a Fool, Nothing But Troublea>, Too Bad, Please Help Me, She's The One, Picture In The Frame, Come Home!, Save Her Doctor