Honeyboy's last performance in his long (96 year) and storied life was in front of my Cat Head store here in Clarksdale, capping off his final Juke Joint Festival weekend. His life reads like a book... and it is... his amaaazzing autobiography which we sell elsewhere on this website. He (and his recordings like this one) is a personal favorite. - Roger Stolle (Cat Head)
Description: 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 this 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.