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Eddie “Guitar” Burns

Detroit boasted a captivating blues scene through the postwar period, headed by John Lee Hooker and prominently featuring Eddie Uses up, who hit the Electric motor Town in 1948 and musically flourished there. While still in Mississippi, Uses up found his early blues schooling in the 78s of Sonny Boy …

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Eddie Burns

b. 8 Feb 1928, Mississippi, USA. Motivated by John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson and self-taught, Uses up was a stalwart from the instant post-war Detroit blues picture, being first documented in 1948 by Bernie Bessman. The last mentioned was in charge of providing John Lee Hooker his break and utilized …

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