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Eddie Boyd

Few postwar blues standards have maintained the universal selling point of Eddie Boyd’s “Five Lengthy Years.” Cut in 1951, Boyd’s masterpiece provides attracted faithful addresses by B.B. Ruler, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Pal Guy, and way too many various other bluesmen to recount right here. But Boyd’s discography is normally …

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Eddie Boyd & His Blues Band

b. Edward Riley Boyd, 25 November 1914, Stovall, Mississippi, USA, d. 13 July 1994, Helsinki, Finland. Boyd was a half-brother of Memphis Slim along with a cousin of Muddy Waters. He spent his early years on Stovall’s Plantation but went away following a dispute with an overseer. Self-taught on acoustic …

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