Song of the Day: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Catfish Blues”

Delta bluesman David "Honeyboy" Edwards was born on this day in 1915. He was a companion of Robert Johnson and Charley Patton before making his way to Chicago in the 1950’s. This recording of "Catfish Blues" is from the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, “Catfish Blues”

  1. I really love these old blues because it’s so…so cool. The expert handling of a guitar etc…you can see why so many great rock n’ rollers were inspired by them like the Rolling Stones

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    1. Keith Richards was a devoteee of his, and so were the rest of the Rolling Stones, and all the British bluesmen knew his work. As interest in blues declined in this country, it really picked up in the UK…

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