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Honeyboy Edwards: Mississippi Delta Bluesman

Honeyboy Edwards: Mississippi Delta Bluesman

David "Honeyboy" Edwards embodies the continuity from blues' Mississippi Delta roots to electric Chicago blues. Honeyboy's string-snapping guitar riffs and soulful voice harken back to his friends and teachers Charley Patton, Big Joe Williams, Tommy Johnson, and Robert Johnson, who first forged the blues in Delta jooks and at country suppers during the Depression. Edwards crisscrossed the South in the company of such blues giants as Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Little Walter Jacobs. He settled in Chicago, where a post-WWII electric blues boom set the pattern for modern rock and roll. This recording captures him in a relaxed, unplugged, solo moment. Deep Delta blues from Robert Johnson's sidekick, whose searing vocals and stinging guitar bridge pre-war and post-war blues. Reissue of Folkways 3539. 44 minutes. 26-page booklet.

Track Listing

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Big Fat Mama David "Honeyboy" Edwards 2:58
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102
Catfish Blues David "Honeyboy" Edwards 3:30
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103
Sweet Home Chicago / Dust my Broom (medley) David "Honeyboy" Edwards 3:57
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Blues Worry Me All the Time David "Honeyboy" Edwards 3:36
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105
Ride With Me Tonight David "Honeyboy" Edwards 3:33
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Next Time You See Me David "Honeyboy" Edwards 4:27
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Remarks by Honeyboy Edwards David "Honeyboy" Edwards 2:06
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108
Pony Blues David "Honeyboy" Edwards 3:28
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109
Things Gonna Be Alright David "Honeyboy" Edwards 4:07
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I Feel So Good Today David "Honeyboy" Edwards 3:33
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Further Up on the Road David "Honeyboy" Edwards 4:20
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You're the One for Me David "Honeyboy" Edwards 2:51
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Bumble Bee David "Honeyboy" Edwards 2:31
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