Eddie Boyd

Eddie Boyd

Blues Rhythm And Blues Piano Electric Blues American
Edward Riley Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994) was an American blues piano player, born on Stovall's Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States. Boyd moved to the Beale Street district of Memphis, Tennessee in 1936 where he played piano and guitar with his group, the Dixie Rhythm Boys. Boyd followed the great migration northward to the factories of Chicago, Illinois in 1941.
He wrote and recorded the hit songs "Five Long Years" (1952), "24 Hours" (1953), and the "Third Degree" (co-written by Willie Dixon, also 1953). More Info »

Top Albums

  • Five Long Years
    Five Long Years
  • Third Degree
    Third Degree
  • The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
    The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
  • The complete recordings vol.2
    The complete recordings vol.2
  • Eddie Boyd & His Blues Band
    Eddie Boyd & His Blues Band
  • Got the Blues
    Got the Blues
  • The Classic Years
    The Classic Years
  • 7936 South Rhodes
    7936 South Rhodes
  • The Complete Recordings 1947-1950
    The Complete Recordings 1947-1950
  • The Sonet Blues Story
    The Sonet Blues Story
  • Live In Switzerland
    Live In Switzerland
  • Eddie Boyd and His Blues Band
    Eddie Boyd and His Blues Band
  • Praise to Helsinki
    Praise to Helsinki
  • Essential Blues Masters
    Essential Blues Masters
  • A sad day
    A sad day
  • The complete recordings
    The complete recordings

Eddie Boyd. Artist Bio

Edward Riley Boyd (November 25, 1914 – July 13, 1994) was an American blues piano player, born on Stovall's Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States.

Boyd moved to the Beale Street district of Memphis, Tennessee in 1936 where he played piano and guitar with his group, the Dixie Rhythm Boys. Boyd followed the great migration northward to the factories of Chicago, Illinois in 1941.
He wrote and recorded the hit songs "Five Long Years" (1952), "24 Hours" (1953), and the "Third Degree" (co-written by Willie Dixon, also 1953). Boyd toured Europe with Buddy Guy's band in 1965 as part of the American Folk Blues Festival. He later toured and recorded with Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.
Tired of the racial discrimination he experienced in the United States, he first moved to Belgium where he recorded with the Dutch band, Cuby and the Blizzards. He settled in Helsinki, Finland in 1970, where he recorded ten blues records, the first being Praise to Helsinki (1970). He married his wife, Leila, in 1977.
Boyd died in 1994 in Helsinki, Finland,

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