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Read about "Honeyboy" Edwards...
(originally posted on http://www.columbusmusic.com/news in Jan 2004 - Al
opened for him then too.)
Timeline from: The Mississippi Writers and Musicians Project of Starkville High School
1915 - Born in Shaw, Mississippi, on June 28.
1932 - Traveled a year with Big Joe Williams when he was just seventeen.
1942 - Folklorist Alan Lomax caught Honeyboy on tape while doing field recording for the Library of Congress.
"How cool is that ?" - al smyth
1951 - Honeyboy started recording commercially in Houston, Texas for Arc Records.
1953 - Performed a fine slide guitar performance on Drop Down Mama.
1954 - Honeyboy settled in Chicago.
1960's - 1970's - Honeyboy played small street corners and clubs with some famous bluesmen. He had a new release with Big Walter Horton and guitarist Eddie Ell in the early 70's.
1998 - Honeyboy's autobiography, The World Don't Owe Me Nothin' was published.