Delta Bluesman

Delta Bluesman

by David Honeyboy Edwards
     
 
One of the underrated greats of country blues, Honeyboy Edwards is heard on this superior release at the beginning and in the later part of his long career. A very authentic blues singer and guitarist who occasionally played harmonica, Edwards grew up in Mississippi and was captured by Alan Lomax in Clarksdale in 1942 for the first 14

Overview

One of the underrated greats of country blues, Honeyboy Edwards is heard on this superior release at the beginning and in the later part of his long career. A very authentic blues singer and guitarist who occasionally played harmonica, Edwards grew up in Mississippi and was captured by Alan Lomax in Clarksdale in 1942 for the first 14 selections on this CD. Already distinctive at the age of 27, Edwards was in Chicago during the 1950s but, despite being quite active, he hardly recorded at all until the late '70s. The final 13 selections on this CD are mostly from 1991 and they find Edwards being featured both solo and with Sunnyland Slim and Carey Bell in an excellent quintet, still singing and playing guitar with power. He also tells a few stories about the distant past. As of this writing in 2006, the 91-year-old Honeyboy Edwards, nearly the last link to Robert Johnson and Charley Patton in the 1930s, is still performing at blues festivals. Delta Bluesman remains his definitive release.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/1994
Label:
Earwig
UPC:
0739788492225
catalogNumber:
4922
Rank:
76515

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Alan Lomas Introduces David Edwards
  2. Roamin' and Ramblin' Blues
  3. I'm from the Library of Congress
  4. You Got to Roll
  5. You Got to Roll
  6. Water Coast Blues
  7. Stagolee
  8. Just a Spoonful
  9. Spread My Raincoat Down
  10. Hellatakin' Blues
  11. Wind Howlin' Blues
  12. Worried Life Blues
  13. Tear It Down Rag
  14. The Army Blues
  15. They Called It Big Kate
  16. Big Katie Allen
  17. Black Cat
  18. I Met Peetie Wheatstraw in '39
  19. Number 12 at the Station
  20. When I Came to Memphis
  21. Rocks in My Pillow
  22. We Used to Sing That When I Was a Kid
  23. Decoration Day
  24. Who May Be Your Regular Be
  25. I Studied up That Song Myself
  26. Eyes Full of Tears
  27. Bad Whiskey and Cocaine

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Honeyboy Edwards   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Floyd Jones   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Voices
Alan Lomax   Track Performer
Carey Bell   Harmonica
Aron Burton   Bass
Robert Plunkett   Drums
Michael Rasfeld   Recorder
Sunnyland Slim   Piano
Arthur Lee Stevenson   Drums,Talking

Technical Credits

Mike Vernon   Producer
Alan Lomax   Producer,Engineer
Gary Compton   Cover Photo
David Honeyboy Edwards   Arranger,Composer
Michael Frank   Producer
David Kenny   Engineer
Michael Rasfeld   Engineer
Robert Smith   Composer
Arthur Lee Stevenson   Engineer
John Anthony Brisbin   Liner Notes
Dan White   Engineer
Pat LeVintre   Engineer
Paul Smith   Engineer

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