FIVE LONG YEARS

Latest update on 16/04/2013

Artist: Eddie Boyd
Author: Eddie Boyd
Label: J.O.B.
Year: 1952

Inspired by the sound of the digger he worked on by day. Eddie was a globetrotter of the blues: born in Stovall, MS; via Memphis in the '30s to Chicago in the '40s & '50s; moved to London in the '60s, later to Paris and in '71 to Helsinki, Finland. See also: Blue Coat Man.

Covers:

1954:

Little Junior Parker

1960s:

Little Walter & Howlin' Wolf

1961:

John Lee Hooker

1962:

B.B. King

1963:

Muddy Waters

1964:

Long John Baldry

1964:

Yardbirds [with Eric Clapton]

1966:

Cuby & The Blizzards [later they had a full session with Eddie Boyd]

1967:

John Hammond

1968:

Junior Wells

1968:

Kid Thomas

1969:

Luther Allison

1969:

Oscar Benton

1970:

Ike & Tina Turner

1970:

Buddy Guy

1973:

Frank Frost

1976:

Yvonne Hunter [as Have You Ever Been Mistreated in John Cohen's film documentary Musical Holdouts]

1977:

Bobby Bland

1982:

Tommy Tucker

1988:

Lazy Lester

1988:

Colin James

1993:

Luther Tucker

1994:

Eric Clapton

1997:

Bryan Lee

1997:

Kim Wilson

1999:

Aynsley Lister

2006:

Ike Turner [as 18 Long Years]

J.O.B., just like Cobra, was a leftover blues label in Chicago, ending up with the stuff Chess turned down.

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