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Eddie Boyd Blues Is Here To Stay

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Eddie Boyd: Blues Is Here To Stay

(2013/Jasmine) 52 tracks, 2-CD

(2013/Jasmine) 52 tracks, 2-CD



Eddie Boyd - Blues Is Here To Stay Medium 1
1: I had to let her go
2: Kilroy won't be back
3: You got to leave that gal
4: Unfair lovers
5: Rosa Lee swing
6: Blue monday blues
7: Playmate shuffle
8: Getting my divorce
9: Why did she leave me
10: Mr Highway Man
11: Baby what's wrong with you
12: Eddie's blues
13: What makes these things happen to me
14: Chicago is just that way
15: I can trust my baby
16: Down beat rhythm
17: Something good will come to me
18: Why don't you be wise baby
19: I gotta find my baby
20: I'm goin' downtown
21: Five long years
22: Bluecoat man
23: Got lonesome here
24: I got the blues
25: I began to sing the blues
Eddie Boyd - Blues Is Here To Stay Medium 2
1: Blues for my baby
2: Hard time getting ed
3: Cool kind treatment
4: Rosa Lee swing
5: 24 hours
6: Best I could
7: third degree
8: Picture in the frame  
9: nothing but trouble  
10: Hush baby don't you cry  
11: Ratting and running around  
12: Driftin'  
13: Got me seein' double  
14: I'm a prisoner  
15: What's the matter baby  
16: Life gets to be a burden  
17: Just a fool  
18: Treat her right  
19: Come on home  
20: i'm comin' home  
21: Thank you baby  
22: Blue monday blues  
23: The blues is here to stay  
24: Come home  
25: You got to reap what you sow  
26: All the way  
27: Where you belong  


Artikeleigenschaften von Eddie Boyd: Blues Is Here To Stay

  • Interpret: Eddie Boyd

  • Albumtitel: Blues Is Here To Stay

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title Blues Is Here To Stay
  • Label JASMINE

  • SubGenre Blues - Traditional

  • EAN: 0604988303926

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Boyd, Eddie"

Eddie Boyd

Pianist Eddie Boyd created one of the biggest hits of 1952 by adapting the pounding industrial rhythms he heard at the Harris-Hub Bed & Spring factory, where he toiled daily, into his hard-bitten blues Five Long Years.

Born November 25, 1914 in Coahoma County, Mississippi, Boyd spent his childhood in the heart of the Delta before heading for Memphis at age 14. He played some ivories on Beale Street, his main influences Leroy Carr and Roosevelt Sykes, before migrating to Chicago in 1941. Eddie gigged with Johnny Shines and Sonny Boy Williamson and made his first appearance on wax backing Sonny Boy in 1945, also doing studio work with Tampa Red, Jazz Gillum, and a post-stroke Big Maceo. Lester Melrose christened him Little Eddie Boyd when he began producing the pianist for RCA Victor in 1947, the handle persisting as long as he was on RCA.

Boyd made 78s for Regal and Herald prior to financing the Five Long Years session on June 30, 1951 at Morris Webb's studio in Chicago. The sublime L.C. McKinley contributed lead guitar, Ernest Cotton was on sax, and the rhythm section consisted of bassist Alfred Elkins and drummer Percy Walker. Boyd took his masters and placed them with Joe Brown's J.O.B. logo. Five Long Years flew to #1 for seven long weeks in late '52. But Brown was less than generous with royalties, so Boyd hooked up with Chicago's top deejay, Al Benson. 

Instead of producing Eddie himself, Benson surreptitiously sold his contract to Leonard Chess, which issued his 1953 hits 24 Hours and Third Degree. Eddie wasn't happy at Chess, claiming the firm reneged on his money, but he remained there into 1957. He landed at Cadillac Baby's Bea & Baby imprint in 1960, later bouncing from label to label until he toured Europe in 1965.

Boyd was so thrilled to escape the racism and hassles he encountered back home that he permanently emigrated overseas. He settled in Finland in 1971 and lived there quite comfortably, still musically active, until he died on July 13, 1994.


Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois


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