woensdag 19 juli 2017

Eddy Boyd - Five Long Years (1965)

         From L-R . Buddy Guy,Eddy Boyd,Jimmy Lee Robinson,Freddy Below

 Edward Riley "Eddie" Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994) was an American blues pianist, singer and songwriter, best known for his recordings in the early 1950s, including the number one R&B chart hit "Five Long Years".

Eddy Boyd - Five Long Years door  morrisanddylan

Few postwar blues standards have retained the universal appeal of Eddie Boyd's "Five Long Years." Cut in 1951, Boyd's masterpiece has attracted faithful covers by B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Guy, and too many other bluesmen to recount here. But Boyd's discography is filled with evocative compositions, often full of after-hours ambience. (AllMusic)

Praise The Blues (1967) C+B with Eddy Boyd

Unhappy with the racial discrimination faced in the United States, Boyd moved to Holland where he recorded with the Dutch band Cuby and the Blizzards. "Praise The Blues "(1967) He moved again, in 1970, to Helsinki, Finland, where he continued to perform and recorded ten blues records, the first being Praise to Helsinki (1970). He married his wife, Leila, in 1977

                                     Harry "Cuby"Muskee.Eddy Boyd.John Mayall

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